Talks

I am a conservationist by profession, with 30+ years experience of statutory nature conservation in Britain; an ecologist by training; and a naturalist by inclination. My passion is communication, as a lecturer, tour leader, author and broadcaster, trying to convey some of my enthusiasm for the natural world.

My talks are fully illustrated with my own images, and typically last 1-1.5 hours, according to need. Please note I am happy to deliver talks by Zoom, especially for those groups with their own Pro account.

Example titles are given below (although all can be tailored to the audience or location):

POPULAR TOPICS

P1           Gardening with Wildlife in Mind

P2             Insects – Friend or Foe?

P3           Our Changing Wildlife – the influence of the climate crisis

P4           The World in a Grain of Sand – a close-up look at the insects and other wildlife we often miss in search of the bigger picture

P5           The What, Where and Why of Essex Wild Flowers

P6            Wildlife and Conservation of the Essex Coast

P7           The Wild Side of Beth Chatto’s Garden

ESSEX

E1          Wildlife and Conservation of the Essex Coast

E2           Wildlife and Conservation in Essex

E3           The What, Where and Why of Essex Wild Flowers

E4           Fingerprints on the Landscape – 30 years of conserving Essex wildlife

E5           The Wild Side of Beth Chatto’s Garden

BOTANY

B1        The What, Where and Why of Essex Wild Flowers

B2          Gardening with Wildlife in Mind

B3          Botanical Hotspots of the British Isles

B4          Parasitic Plants

INVERTEBRATES

I1            Getting to know your Garden Invertebrates

I2             The World in a Grain of Sand – a close-up look at the insects and other wildlife we often miss in  search of the bigger picture

I3            Moths and Butterflies of Britain

I4             Insects – Friend or Foe?

THE COAST

C1          The British Coastline – its natural history

C2          Life by the Sea: how to survive and thrive in the maritime fringe

UK

U1          An East Anglian story – the influence of geology, history, climate and other factors on our present-day wildlife and landscape

U2          The British Coastline – its natural history

U3          Botanical Hotspots of the British Isles

U4          Moths and Butterflies of Britain

U5           Life by the Sea: how to survive and thrive in the maritime fringe

U6           Our Changing Wildlife – the influence of the climate crisis

FURTHER AFIELD

F1           Mediterranean Wildlife

F2           The Balearics in Bloom

F3           Wildlife and Wild Places of Menorca

F4            The Magic of the Pyrenees

F5            The Western Rhodope Mountains

In addition, talks can be built around other geographic localities: the Cevennes; the Burren; the Algarve; the Danube Delta; North-east Italy & Slovenia; Greece; Crete; Cyprus; Kenya; Cape May.

Also, more specialised talks and courses can be arranged covering Coastal Ecology; Breckland; Nature Conservation – principles and practice; Parasitic Plants and any combination or subset of the topics above!

We are very happy to offer daytime events, anything from an hour to a full day, especially outside the winter months, under our banner of #BringingNatureToYOU. See under the UK Wildlfe Walks tab for more details.

Costs

North Essex/south Suffolk – £100 plus expenses (bookings made after end June 2022 £120 plus expenses)

Elsewhere in East Anglia – £150 plus expenses (bookings made after end June 2022    £170 plus expenses)

Further afield – please ask for quotation

Zoom talks – £50 for 30 minute talk using free account

                           £80 for hour talk using the group’s pro account

                           £100 for hour talk if I need to use my pro account

Please contact me at

Email: chrismothman@btinternet.com

Tel:     07887 351596

or through the Contact link of this website