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 2023
3rd - Notttingham RSPB - The Natural History of Lincolnshire
4th - Granby and Sutton Garden Club, Notts - Water as a Garden Feature
5th - Elderberries Club - The Big Blue
11th - Theddlethorpe Garden club, Lincs - Gardening for Wildlife
12th - Thurcaston and Cropston Garden Club, Leics - Ornamental Grasses
18th - Boston Garden Club, Lincs - Gardening for Wildlife
19th - Barrow on Soar Garden Club, Leics – Roots and Shoots
20th - Bedford RSPB - Lincolnshire Birds and Reserves
21st - Gretton Garden Society, Northants - Planting to attract Wildlife
MAY 2023
3rd - Eastbourne RSPB, Sussex - Seabird Cities.
8th - Cottesmore Garden Club, Leics - Gardening for Wildlife.
15th - Deepings U3a, Lincs - Lincolnshire’s Birds and Reserves
15th - Bourne U3a, Lincs – The Wildlife of Scotland
16th - Boston U3a, Lincs - Cuba its time to salsa
18th - Carlton U3a Notts - Favourite Wildlife Images and their stories
18th - Braunston Garden Club, Rutland - Topic TBC
23rd - Long Bennington Garden Club, Lincs - Bamboos

JUNE 2023
6th - Misterton Garden Club, Notts - Planting your garden to attract wildlife
13th - All Saints Fellowship, Lincoln - Topic TBC
14th - Cliff Villages U3a Lincoln, - Best of Scotland


  • 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 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 and Photos  ) available for sale with the groups permission.

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