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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
April to June 2018


Wednesday 4th – Elston Garden Club , Notts – Right Plant / Right Place .

Monday 9th – Dinnington Garden Club , Yorks – Gardening for Wildlife.

Wednesday 11th – Wellingore U3A, Lincs – Garden Design.

+ Springline Garden Club, Scampton, Lincs - Garden Birds

Thursday 12th – Louth Garden Club , Lincs - Native Plants of Britain.

Friday 13th – Lincs Wildlife Trust , Grantham , - Borneo.

Wednesday 18th – Loughborough U3A - Scottish Natural History.

 + Foxton Garden Society - Water as a Garden Feature

Monday 23rd - Wingerworth , Derbyshire . – Water as a Garden Feature.

Thursday 26th – Tickhill Garden Society , Yorks – Garden Perennials .


Wednesday 9th – South Leics Birders- Planting to attract Wildlife .

Thursday 10th – West Wolds U3A, Lincs – Costa Rica .

+ Oaks in Charnwood , Leics . – Garden Perennials.

Tuesday 15th – Glenhills Garden Club , Leics. – Garden Perennials .

Wednesday 16th – Winterton Garden Club , Lincs – Climbers for the garden.

Thursday 17th - St Lukes Notts - Amazing Wildlife Moments .

+ Hemlock Garden Club, Notts – Bark, Berry Leaf .

Tuesday 22nd - Thornton Curtis Garden Club- Water as a Garden Feature.


Wednesday 6th – Woolpit Garden Club , Suffolk – Bark Berry and Leaf .

Wednesday 20th – Bingham U3A – Native Plants of Britain .

Thursday 21st - Carlton Gedling U3A , Notts . – Britains Garden Birds .



Friday 26th - INDIA - Beyond the Golden Triangle - Scunthorpe U3A
Friday 26th -Garden Birds - Birchwood Garden Club , Lincoln
Monday 29th - Bamboos and Grasses - Clifton Villages Garden Club , Notts
Monday 1st - Chester Lecture Society - Nepal
Friday 2nd - Steves South Asia Challenge - Grantham Ladies Luncheon Club
Tuesday 6th - Northampton National Trust Group
- Natural History of East Anglia
Thursday 8th - North Luffenham Garden Club - Bark , Berry and Leaf
Monday 12th - British Birds of Prey - Burgh le Marsh Heritage Group
Wednesday 12th - Gardening to encourage Wildlife - Retford WI Notts
Wednesday 7th - Baha - The Big Blue - Elderberries Group , Lincoln
Wednesday 7th - Perennials for all seasons - Thurnby / Bushby Garden Club
Friday 9th March - Lincs Wildlife Trust Grantham - Borneo
Wednesday 14th - British Birds of Prey - Doncaster RSPB Group
Thursday 15th - Around the World in 80 Birds - Saxilby U3A, Lincs
Friday 16th - Wildlife Spectacles of GB - Leicester RSPB Group
Monday 19th - Bark , Berry and Leaf -Beckingham Garden Club
Tuesday 20th - Natural History of Lincolnshire -
Carsington BirdClub ,Derbyshire.
Wednesday 21st -Garden Design - Barrow upon Soar Garden Club , Leics
Tuesday 27th Peregrines of Lincoln Cathedral - Lincoln Probus
Tuesday 27th - Climbers for the Garden - Long Bennington Garden Club


  • Charges - £ 65 to £85 according to length of talk ( 1 hour straight through or 2 x 40/45 minutes )
  •  Travel expenses are charged at a current rate of 40 p 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 ,Calendars or Plants for Horticultural Talks ) available for sale with the groups permission.