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

9th RSPB Hull Cuba – Its time to Salsa
10th Cliff Villages U3a - Extremadura
16th Lincs Wildlife Trust, Ruskington - Wild Brown Bears of Finland
23rd East Bridgeford Garden Club, Notts – Roots and Shoots
25th Lowdham GC , Notts – Gardening for Wildlife

6th Hatfield Woodhouse GC, Yorkshire - Roots and Shoots
7th Elderberries group, Lincoln - Images of Nature
8th RSPB Lincoln - The State of Nature in the UK.
12th Colsterworth GC, Lincs - Lincolnshire Wildlife
13th Ticknall GC , Derbyshire - Bark, Berry and Leaf
14th Gringley GC , Notts - Perennials
16th Woodhall Spa GC, Lincs – Wildlife Spectacles of Britain
19th Keyworth GC, Notts - Gardening for Wildlife
19th Beckingham GC, Notts - Bark, Berry and Leaf
20th Southwell GC, Notts - Ornamental Grasses
21st Winthorpe GC, Notts - Cuba – Its time to Salsa
23rd East Barkwith GC, Lincs – Its a Landscapers Life
26th Empingham GC, Rutland - Climbers

6th Worksop U3a Garden Group, Notts - Gardening for Wildlife
6th Elston GC , Notts - Gardening through the seasons
11th Swineshead GC, Lincs - Water as a Garden Feature
12th Ruston Retirees Association, Lincoln - The Peregrines of Lincoln Cathedral
14th RSPB Wokingham, Berkshire - Lincolnshire Birds and Reserves
20th Kirton Lindsey GC, Lincs - Gardening for Wildlife
28th Heighington GC, Lincs - Topic TBC

3rd Grimsby Womens Luncheon Club - The Peregrines of Lincoln Cathedral
3rd The Francophiles Club, Tickhill, Yorkshire - The Birds of France
9th Bingham GC, Notts - Right Plant – Right Place
19th RSPB Leicester – The Best of Scotland
24th April Swayfield GC, Lincs - Topic TBC

4th RSPB Woodbridge, Suffolk - Cetaceans of the World

4th June Long Bennington WI , Lincs - Topic TBC
27th Washingborough Ladies Group, Lincs - Topic TBC


  • Charges - £ 90 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 50p 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 and Photos  ) available for sale with the groups permission.

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