|Written by Jeff|
|Thursday, 28 May 2009 19:57|
Jeff Clarke is a popular speaker on a wide range of subjects related to the natural environment. All his talks a liberally sprinkled with humour and anecdotes that guarantees a memorable night for the audience. New talks are added regularly and existing talks are updated to keep them fresh.
The current fee is £74.00 per talk plus mileage (from 1st April 2013)
Below you can find the list of current talks.
Antipodes - At the Edge of the Abyss New!
New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world, blessed with many species of albatross , petrels and shearwaters, not to mention the penguins and numerous members of the cormorant clan. The same seas are also rich in cetaceans. On top of this New Zealand is home to a number of threatened endemic landbirds. This talk illustrates are large proportion of the regions iconic wildlife and explores the threats they face and the conservation efforts required to save them.
Fieldcraft and the Photographer
An amusing look at the trials and tribulations of wildlife photography. Packed with handy tips for would-be snappers and a cautionary tale or two about the pitfalls and pratfalls that can catch out the unwary.
Birds By Jeff
An interactive talk of the funniest kind as Jeff takes on the character of each species described. Warning! This is an audience participation experience.
Birds and Migration
The history, the how, the why and the where of bird migration. Join Jeff on an evening of fascination.
Biscay & Picos Updated !
4 Go Mad in Northern Spain. A wildlife photographers journey through beauty and splendor of the Picos de Europa, a land caught in time, contrasting with the vastness of the cetacean rich Bay of Biscay. New and updated with images from 2010 Picos de Europa tour!
The 'local patch' is the under-regarded upper Mersey Estuary. When you know it as well as Jeff Clarke does then diversity of life and unexpected beauty of the area is brought into sharp relief. A surprising 'tour de force' of nature.
A Naturalists Year
This talk takes you through a wildlife mad naturalist's calendar year. The highs and lows, the mishaps, the madness and of course the sheer beauty of the natural world. This talk is changed each year to reflect the previous twelve months.
From the taste of salt on your tongue, the cacophony of noise and the assault on the nasal passages, few places in Europe can match the Farnes. The exuberant abundance of bird life a fingertips touch away is a never to be forgotten experience. This talk combines memorable images and charismatic wildlife, together with important tips, such as "how to avoid going to the toilet on a bare rock with 50 other people for company, most of whom are carrying telephoto lenses!"
Up The Inside Passage
From Vancouver to South-East Alaska, from the green lushness of temperate rain forest to the stark, scoured landscape, of Glacier Bay . Leviathans of the deep, a moving landscape of ice and towering mountains. The Pacific north-west has it all.
A Night on the Tiles
The ramblings of a nocturnal naturalist reveal just what goes bump in the night. A series of adventures and misadventures that brings to life the wildlife of the small hours. All laced with a liberal dose of humour.