Presentations

I always love the opportunity to share my passion for nature with others, and am available as a speaker for public programs or groups such as naturalist clubs, photography clubs and special interest groups. I currently have four prepared presentations (see below), but can also do custom talks upon request if I have the material and background knowledge.

cormorant  

In the Eye of the Beholder: A Study of Beauty in the Natural World

There is perhaps no concept more subjective in this world than that of beauty. When it comes to nature though, consensus is easier to come by. Beloved are the creatures of feather and fur, while things that slither and crawl seldom find themselves in the spotlight. In this humorous and light-hearted presentation we will re-examine our preconceived notions of beauty, and try to find it in some unlikely places!

chameleon  

An Island Apart: The Stunning and Bizarre Wildlife of Madagascar

Separated from mainland Africa by hundreds of miles and millions of years, Madagascar is home to some of the strangest creatures on Earth! And with an endemism rate of over 90%, it hosts countless species that can be seen nowhere else in the world. This presentation will journey through the eastern highlands of this unique country and explore a diverse selection of its spectacular wildlife, all illustrated by stunning photos of course!

corn snake  

A Year in the Life...of a Herper! Reptiles and Amphibians of the Eastern Seaboard

From Spring in southern Ontario through Summer on Georgian Bay, to Fall in Illinois and Winter in sunny Florida, this presentation takes the form of a year-long journey down the eastern seaboard of North America in search of the region's most fascinating reptiles and amphibians. Accompanied by an array of unique photos, I will share some natural history and some of my favourite stories from the road!

painted lady  

Through the Lens: Why Nature Photography?

Nature has the ability to captivate and enthrall us at a single glance, and capturing it in photos is a fascinating, exhilerating and sometimes maddening pursuit! In the presentation I will discuss the motivations and inspirations behind nature photography, and share some of my favourite stories and photos. Suitable for photographers and non-photographers alike!