Colin travels widely to lecture and give slide presentations. His current shows are detailed below. The presentations generally last about an hour and are suitable for horticultural societies, natural history organisations, photographic clubs and general audiences. If you are interested in finding out more about these presentations, or to make a booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry.
A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY
This is a miscellany of natural history images taken recently over a two year period. Subjects covered include birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, wild flowers, fungi, abstract, trees, woodland and landscapes.
THE HEDGEHOG PREDICAMENT
This presentation covers the natural history of the hedgehog, its decline and the reasons for it and what we can do as individuals to help hedgehogs. This is also available as a two part presentation with additional wild mammal stories.
Colin has long been passionate about macro photography and this presentation brings together his various close-up skills in the field of nature photography. The presentation covers a wide range of nature subjects, most of which can actually be found in our own gardens including: frost, raindrops, leaf details, reflections, icicles, abstract patterns, dew, wild flowers, bursting buds, dragonflies, butterflies, tree blossoms, mosses, nuts, fungi, cobwebs, autumn colour, hornets and catkins.
For those who wish to have a double two part evening, there is a follow up on the techniques used.
A WILD GARDEN
This presentation is based on Colin and Susy’s wild garden. It shows the variety and breadth of wildlife that can be attracted to a garden that is planned specifically with that in mind. It covers all aspects of garden wildlife including birds, mammals and insects. It also demonstrates the ability to have a formal garden that is attractive to wildlife as well as the less formal areas.
THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF DORSET
This presentation is based upon the book of the same name, and takes the audience on a tour of Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering geology and the landscape with a series of breathtaking views punctuated by inspirational images and stories of wildlife along the way.