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.

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

  1. Gardening with Wildlife in Mind
  2. Wildlife & Conservation of the Essex Coast
  3. Wildlife & Conservation in Essex
  4. East Anglian Wildlife & its Conservation
  5. The British coastline – its natural history
  6. An East Anglian story – the influence of geology, history, climate and other factors on our present-day wildlife and landscape
  7. Wild flowers of Essex
  8. Botanical hotspots of the British Isles
  9. Moths & Butterflies of Britain
  10. Mediterranean Wildlife
  11.  The Balearics in Bloom
  12.  Wildlife & Wild Places of Menorca
  13.  The magic of the Pyrenees
  14.  The Western Rhodope mountains
  15.  Our changing wildlife – the influence of the climate crisis
  16.  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
  17.  Fingerprints on the Landscape – 30 years of conserving Essex wildlife

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!


North Essex/south Suffolk – £100 plus expenses

Elsewhere in East Anglia – £140 plus expenses

Further afield – please ask for quotation

Please contact me at


Tel:     07887 351596

or through the Contact link of this website


February 11 – Felixstowe Horticulture Society – ‘Gardening with Wildlife in Mind’

February 21 – Kirton U3A Garden Group – ‘Gardening with Wildlife in Mind’

November 20 – Mersea Museum – ‘Abberton Reservoir, Managed Realignment and Offshore Wind: sustainable development in action’

December 14 – Three Villages Gardening Club – ‘Gardening with Wildlife in Mind’



February 12 – Mersea Island Horticultural Society – ‘Gardening with Wildlife in Mind’

February 17 – Cockaynes Wood Trust Open Meeting – ‘Cockaynes Wildlife in Close Up – the Good of Small Things’

May 12 – Tendring Eco Group – ‘Climate change: the issues and some solutions

May 29 – St Lawrence Wildlife Talks (contact here) – Gardening with Wildlife in Mind

August 6 – Great Tey Women’s Institute – ‘Gardening with Wildlife in Mind’

December 11 – Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Ipswich Group – ‘An East Anglian Story



January 16 – Great Bentley Gardening Club – ‘Gardening with Wildlife in Mind

February 1 – Tiptree Gardening Club – Gardening with Wildlife in Mind

February 21 – Ipswich Suffolk Wildlife Trust – ‘Wildlife & Wild Places of Menorca

March 17 – Essex Birdwatching Society Conference – ‘Conserving the Coastal Birds of Essex – Reflections from 30-years on the front line

April 4 – Wheathampstead Horticultural Society – ‘Gardening with Wildlife in Mind

September 14 – Castle Hedingham Garden Club – Gardening with Wildlife in Mind

November 19 – West Bergholt Gardeners’ Association – The What, Why & Where of Essex Wildflowers