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Lectures & Talks

Welcome to our talks page here you will find a comprehensive list of our current talks on offer delivered by Yorkshire Coast Nature directors Steve Race or Richard Baines. We deliver to clubs, groups, and societies at events across the UK. We are experienced speakers in which our talks showcase award-winning images that will inspire and show you the true beauty of the natural world around us.

Yorkshire Coast Nature - Steve Race

Yorkshire Coast Nature - Steve Race

The Yorkshire Coast is an incredible place to see a wide variety of wildlife across different habitats. From deep forests and woodlands to the beautiful purple moorland of the North York Moors National Park, along the rugged coastline and through the sweeping hills of the Yorkshire Wolds you will be amazed at what you can see. This talk tells the story behind the reasons for forming our company ‘Yorkshire Coast Nature” and the wildlife that can be found along the Yorkshire Coast.

Wildlife Photography Basics - Steve Race

Wildlife Photography Basics - Steve Race

Wildlife Photography is becoming more and more popular through the introduction of digital cameras. I will show a wide variety of images and tell the story of why, when and how the images were captured and what it takes to start photographing wildlife and creating that perfect image.

Wild Shetland - Steve Race

Wild Shetland - Steve Race

The Shetland Isles is one of my favourite places in the UK for wildlife. The rolling hills, lochs and rugged coastline offer an incredible list of species. This talk highlights some of the key species of birds and mammals that breed on and call Shetland their home. From Mountain Hares and Otters to Red-throated Divers and Arctic Skuas the Shetland Isles are truly a magical place to visit and are very wild indeed. 

Life on the Ledge - Birdlife of Bempton Cliffs - Steve Race

Life On The Ledge - Birdlife Of Bempton Cliffs - Steve Race

 Bempton Cliffs is situated on the Yorkshire Coast and from March to September is home to 250,000 breeding seabirds. This talk is about the life and death struggle of these amazing birds and how they bring up their young on the tight cliff ledges on the 400ft white chalk cliffs. I will also talk about the important scientific work that the RSPB deliver, plus current developments and what the future holds for this internationally important seabird colony.

Seabird Cities - Steve Race

Seabird Cities - Steve Race

I have been privileged to visit numerous seabird colonies around the British coastline. From the Shetland Isles, Western Isles of Scotland, Bass Rock to the Farne Islands, and to the only mainland seabird colony in England - Bempton Cliffs. This is the story of what makes a “Seabird City’ and explains why huge numbers of seabirds visit our shores every year.

From Goshawks to Humpbacks; Wildlife of the North York Moors National Park - Richard Baines

From Goshawks To Humpbacks; Wildlife Of The North York Moors National Park - Richard Baines

An illustrated talk with high quality images focusing on the wide diversity of wildlife from orchids, through birds of prey to whales found in this beautiful National Park. An insight into the ecology and top tips of where to go and what to find!

Birds and Conservation on Flamborough Headland - Richard Baines

Birds And Conservation On Flamborough Headland - Richard Baines

The ‘Great White Cape’ of Flamborough is a huge outcrop of chalk famous for its rare birds. A small band of dedicated volunteers is working towards improving the habitat for wildlife. An illustrated talk with stories about rare bird-finding exploits, conservation projects and top tips on where to go to get the best from this spectacular place.

Birds and Wildlife of Northern Thailand - Richard Baines

Birds And Wildlife Of Northern Thailand - Richard Baines

I have recently spent a considerable time in north Thailand exploring its jungle, forests and wetlands. Illustrated with fabulous photos of some amazing birds, from the endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper to stunning Red-faced Liocichla, and from the deadly King Cobra to Leopard!

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