Illustrated Talks

Who are the talks aimed at?

If you have a group that would like a fun and interesting illustrated talk on an environmental topic just contact John at Anglian Parks and Wildlife.  He has years of experience in giving presentations and illustrated talks. You can be assured of an interesting talk and a lively discussion afterwards.  As a keen photographer John has a large library of pictures that will illustrate many of the aspects of English parks, countryside and wildlife.

What subjects are offered?

Talks can be offered on almost any subject. Here are some examples of the talks currently offered.

“Your Garden – It’s a jungle out there”

An illustrated talk exploring the habitats, plants and animals you might find in your garden and providing helpful advice on wildlife gardening, including feeding the birds.  John will bring along some of the equipment you can use to do your own “Garden Bioblitz”.  A great way of getting to know your garden wildlife.  During the interval or afterwards you can bring along any things you have found in your garden and John will try and identify them for you and point you in the direction of further information.

“A Life in Parks, Countryside and Wildlife”

John will chat through how his career has progressed and talk about what it is like to work for and with wildlife.  His infectious enthusiasm will make you want to work outdoors.  He will also chat about managing parks and countryside.  It is never how people perceive it.  Yes, there are good opportunities to get outside but there is lots of preparation to do.  John will illustrate the talk with pictures of the good and bad in parks and countryside.  Hopefully, some myths will be debunked.

Where and when can they take place

At a time and place that is convenient for you.  You can bring as many people as you like that will fit into your venue.  All you have to do is supply a projector that is suitable for connecting to a laptop computer that can be used for showing PowerPoint presentations although John is looking to provide that soon.

Do you have any suggestions for talks?

If you have any suggestions for a topic John is always happy to develop one for you.


There is a flat charge of £50 providing it is in the Ipswich area.  If further away then there is an additional travel expense charge but this is kept to a minimum and you pay what it costs to get to your venue.