23 April 2021

Bedfordshire Natural History Society

Much ado about mothing
A year intoxicated by Britain’s rare and remarkable moths
Moths are routinely slandered as all being clothes-munching, plant-destroying pests. This talk sets this misapprehension to rights through narrating an intoxicating, year-long quest to celebrate Britain’s rarest and most remarkable moths.

15 April 2021

RSPB Guildford & district local group

The best of Britain's summer wildlife

A very popular talk that builds on the success of A Summer of British Wildlife, which won Travel Guidebook of the Year 2016 and was featured on Chris Packham’s BBC Springwatch Unsprung. James selects his favourite subset of 100 suggested fabulous summer days out watching British wildlife. These feature everything from seabird colonies to beachbum beetles, from snorkelling with sharks to orchid odysseys – and span almost the entire country. 

9 Sep 2021

Rochdale Field Naturalists' Society

Much ado about mothing
A year intoxicated by Britain’s rare and remarkable moths
Moths are routinely slandered as all being clothes-munching, plant-destroying pests. This talk sets this misapprehension to rights through narrating an intoxicating, year-long quest to celebrate Britain’s rarest and most remarkable moths.

12 April 2021

Banbury Ornithological Society

TBC but prob Japan: the world's best winter birding?
The avian stars of this conservation-infused talk include such glamorous, sought-after species as Red-crowned Crane, Blakiston's Eagle Owl and Steller's Sea Eagle. 

21 January 2021

Newbury and District Ornithological Society

52 shades of green: Britain’s best wildlife-watching weekends
Britain hums with exciting wildlife experiences, which makes our country simply perfect for short staycations. Drawing on his best-selling book 52 wildlife weekends: a year of Britain's best wildlife-watching breaks, prepare to be escotrted you the length and breadth of the country to share Britain's very best wildlife-watching breaks: from puffins to porpoises, otters to orchids, and frogs to fritillaries.

10 February 2021 

The butterfly pavilion​

A beautifully illustrated talk that celebrates tales of remarkable butterflies worldwide – from mimicry to poison, ostentation to obfuscation – and discusses what these winged wonders mean to us. Showcasing creatures both familiar and unfamiliar, from places near and far, this talk connects to The Butterfly Pavilion – James’s innovative book 'that turns into a work of art'.

Wildlife

James Lowen 

4 May 2021

Joint meeting of the Maindstone and Medway RSPB local groups

talk tbc

9 March 2021

talk tbc

24 February 2021

talk tbc

13 November 2021

52 shades of green: Britain’s best wildlife-watching weekends
See above for description.

Wildlife

Previous and regular clients

20 March 2021

Japan: the world's best winter birding?
The avian stars of this conservation-infused talk include such glamorous, sought-after species as Red-crowned Crane, Blakiston's Eagle Owl and Steller's Sea Eagle. 

EVENTS


COVID-19 kyboshes in-person events, but I am doing a number of online Zoom talks for local natural-history clubs in 2021.

7 July 2021

RSPB Richmond & Twickenham local group

52 shades of green: Britain’s best wildlife-watching weekends
See above for description.

22 February 2021

Lancaster & District Birdwatching Society

52 shades of green: Britain’s best wildlife-watching weekends
See above for description - but this will be a primarily birding take on the topic.

3 March 2021

Chichester Natural History Society ('Chi Nats')

Much ado about mothing
A year intoxicated by Britain’s rare and remarkable moths
Moths are routinely slandered as all being clothes-munching, plant-destroying pests. This talk sets this misapprehension to rights through narrating an intoxicating, year-long quest to celebrate Britain’s rarest and most remarkable moths.

1 February 2021

RSPB Harrogate local group

52 shades of green: Britain’s best wildlife-watching weekends
See above for description.

4 May 2021

Much ado about mothing
A year intoxicated by Britain’s rare and remarkable moths (see above)

10 March 2021

Wildlife of the Pantanal, South America's Serengeti
A visual celebration of the New World's most magical wildlife experience. The biogeographic melting pot of the Pantanal – South America's aquatic heart – hosts breath-taking congregations of mammals, birds and reptiles.