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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


5TH - Burbage garden Club – Bark Berry and Leaf

8th - Matlock Garden Society - Water as a Garden Feature

12th – Probus Lincoln – Wildlife and Habitats of Lincoln

13th - Cliff U3A – Wild Brown Bears Of Finland

13th – Loughborough U3A – Gardening for Wildlife

14th - Newark U3A – Lincolnshire A Naturalists Paradise

15th – Woodhall Spa Garden Club – Wildlife Spectacles of Britain

19th – Hinkley U3A – Birds of Prey of Great Britain

19th – Southwell U3A – Water as a Garden Feature

20th – Winthorpe Garden Club – Vegetables on a Small Scale

20th – Shrubs and Trees for the small garden

21st – Hemlock Garden Club – Vegetables on a small scale

26th – East Yorkshire RSPB –

27th - Heckington Garden Club – Vegetables on a small scale


4TH - Misterton Garden club – Roots and Shoots – the Art of Pruning

5th - Hatfield Woodhouse - Topic to be decided

7th – Oaks in Charnwood Garden Club – Pruning

11th Burgh Le Marsh Heritage Group – Lincolnshire A Naturalists Paradise

11th – Fiskerton Garden Club – Costa Rica- Pura Vida

14th - Louth Garden Club – It’s a Landscapers Life

19th - Beckingham Garden Club – Bark Berry and Leaf

20th - Newbold Verdon Garden Club –

21st - Hinkley Natural History Society –

26th - York RSPB –

28th - Saxby all Saints Garden Club – Gardening For Wildlife


  • Charges - £ 70 to £95 according to length of talk ( 1 hour straight through or 2 x 40/45 minutes )
  •  Travel expenses are charged at a current rate of 45 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 ,or Plants for Horticultural Talks ) available for sale with the groups permission.