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Talks and Presentations

I am available as a speaker on several subjects.  The categories are listed below


Horticulture and Gardening


Natural History and European Travel


General and Natural History


World Travel and Natural History


British Wildlife and Natural History

Notes on Talks and Presentations

All topics are covered with enthusiasm, knowledge, quality images and above all seeking to engage with the particular audience. Time for dialogue and questions is always allowed.

Fees vary according to the group size and the length of presentation required. Mileage is charged to and from my home in Lincoln.

New talks are added to the list as they become available. Please call for details.

All talks can be adapted to the needs of your group, either with a break or as a single continuous presentation.

All topics are in PowerPoint presentation format with occasional video clips and running dialogue.

On odd occasions two topics have been presented with a midway break.

Short notice bookings are acceptable subject to availability, please give me a call.

"On behalf of the members of the West Burton Retired Employees Association, may I thank you for presenting such a brilliantly illustrated talk on the wildlife we hitherto might have totally overlooked in the garden.

It was a great relief to learn that untidy woodpiles, overgrown hedges and weeds were not something to be ashamed of.

Your amazing photos left us in awe of the creatures lurking in our own backyards, and I'm sure some of us will be leaving fewer stones unturned from now on, even though the chances of catching hitching snails on toads, seem impossibly long odds again.

Many thanks once again for a wonderful presentation"

Richard D Vessey. West Burton Retired Employees Association, 20th May 2015.

Forthcoming Talks

Forthcoming Talks


7th - Thurnby and Bushby Garden Club, Leics – Bark , Berry and Leaf.

20th - South Lincs Garden Club, Boston – Perennials.


3rd – Northants National Trust- Liverpool much more than a funny accent.

4th Elston Garden Club , Notts – Perennials.

5th Sheffield RSPB – Mediterranean Magic.

16th West Hallam garden society, Notts – Perennials

24th East Bridgeford Garden Club, Notts- Wildlife in the Garden.


1st Mansfield U3A – Onwards and Upwards.

3rd RSPB Solihull, West Midlands – Encouraging Wildlife into the Garden.

8th Needingworth Garden Club, Cambs – Bark Berry and Leaf.

9th Probus Skegness , Lincs – Wild Scotland.

14th Woodborough Horticultural Society – Planting your Garden to attract Wildlife

21st Grant Arms Hotel - The Wild Brown Bears of Finland

24th Grant Arms Hotel - A Winter Weekend in Iceland

28th Lancaster Birdwatching Group - Seabird Cities


1ST Gainsborough U3A, Lincs - Topic to be decided.

7TH Brigg Hort Society , Lincs – Topic to be confirmed

11th Burbage Garden Club, Leics – Garden Design

12th Breadsall Garden Club , Derbyshire – Native Plants of Britain

15th RSPB Leicester – Highlands and Islands of Scotland

18th Notts Wildlife Trust – East Anglia

19th Ticknall Garden Club, Derbyshire – Plants for all seasons

21st Witham U3A, Lincs – Gardening for Wildlife

25th Wingerworth Garden Club, Derbyshire – Bark , Berry and Leaf.

26th Southwell U3A , Notts – Trees and Shrubs for the small garden

28th Tollerton Garden Club, Notts – Trees for the Garden


  • Charges - £ 80 to £100 according to length of talk ( 1 hour straight through or 2 x 40/45 minutes )
  •  Travel expenses are charged at a current rate of 45p per mile to and from my home in Lincoln ( there is some flexibility in this )
  •  Short notice bookings are taken if you have an emergency . Please give me a call.
  •  I generally have some goods( Cards ,Photos ,or Plants for Horticultural Talks ) available for sale with the groups permission.