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):
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
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
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
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?
C1 The British Coastline – its natural history
C2 Life by the Sea: how to survive and thrive in the maritime fringe
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
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.
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
Tel: 07887 351596
or through the Contact link of this website