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Over the years more and more nature reserves have been visited and species studied and photographed.
The Natural Year talks are now greatly expanded and specialised into particular subjects, covering, native orchids, bumblebees, other bees and wasps, damselflies and dragonflies and other genera.
Click here for a summary of these new talks.
Wide range of talks
After a business career in scientific instrumentation, working and living In Italy, The Netherlands, former West Germany, Ireland and the UK, my focus is now on Natural History and History
Speaking five languages was a driver to investigate the roots of the English language and the impact of invasions over the centuries, which is presented is an animated talk.
An interest in photography lead me to share many natural events happening throughout the year. Should you be interested to follow current happenings you can see my blog at www.sussexrambler.blogspot.com
With a B.Sc. in Applied Biology, talks are highly pictorial and benefit from the critique of my partner, a former college lecturer.
Working with The Friends of Wolstonbury Hill (under the direction of the National Trust rangers) and with Surrey Wildlife Trust in nature conservation is both a pleasure, healthy exercise and educational. Memberships of Bumblebee Conservation Trust, RSPB, Sussex Ornithological Society, British Dragonfly Society, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Bees, Wasps & Ants Recording Society, Plantlife, Buglife and Chailey Commons Society have also been invaluable, in the preparation of these talks.
My thanks to you all for your generous help.
Advice & support
Early bumblebee male
|Bloody history of the Adur valley & seven churches|
|American revoutionary war|
|The influence of invasions on the English language|
|Twenty seven of our native orchids in their natural settings|
|Spiders: fascinating and worthy of a closer look|
|The extraordinary lives of wild bees|
|Dragonflies & Damselflies|
|Microbiology in our everyday lives|
|Butterflies and moths|
|Evolution of a formal garden to a nature reserve|