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David has been giving talks, shows & presentation on natural history since he was 16.  From wildlife photography to edible plants and fungi we have a range of talks that will suit your groups needs, from all bird based ones to photographic orientated ones to hands on talks with mushrooms and plants.


David has been to many of the natural history and photographic groups around the North-west and West Yotkshire for many years and regulary asked to come and speak again and again.


David has his own projector and laptop that he can bring along.


Below is the list of current talks that David can deliver.



Wildlife (or just bird) photography around the UK


This talk can be tailored to just birds for bird groups, it is the story of David travels to many places around the UK, including The Lizard and Shetland and the different species he encountered. Covering species information as well as photographic ones, join David on a tour of the UK and see some wonderful images.


Edible & poisonous plants and fungi of the North-west


Ever wanted to know which mushrooms you can eat and which to avoid? Ever wanted to know which plants you can use and which make great drinks? This talk is designed to introduce you to the world of wild edibles that are own your doorstep. From Hemlock to Sloes, Deathcap to Porcini, this talk will inspire you and tickle your tastebuds.


Greater Manchester's Hidden Wildlife


Having grown up in Greater Manchester David has spent many years looking for wildlife around what people believe is a concrete jungle, this talk will show you what a wealth of species a land-locked county has to offer. From Mountain Hares in Oldham to the rare Golden Bootleg fungus in Wigan, this talk will get you to think twice about how important Manchester is for wildlife.


The quest for the GM 1000


In 2007 David embarked on a challenege that nobody knew if it was even possible, to see 1000 species in a year in Greater Manchester. This was year listing on an epic local scale but only certain types of species would be allowed to be counted, making the challenge even more difficult. Join David as he talks you over some of the highlights and lowlights of what would be the quest for GM1000.


Coming soon.....


In the footsteps of local legends.....


Year listing the Discover the Wild way....






If you would like to know more about any of the talks or even as David for a bespoke talk on something you would like, then please contact him at david@discoverthewild.co.uk.


PRICE: £60 for a talk


TRAVEL: No travel is added to the price within Greater Manchester or Cheshire, but there is a £10 charge to any talk outside of those counties.


WHERE CAN I TRAVEL: Anywhere, though talks to further away places will incur expenses which can be negotiated.


HOW LONG ARE THE TALKS: The talks can be fitted around your needs, they can be as short or as long as you would like, with time for questions at the end.