Wildlife in Scandinavian Pine forests (Taiga) Can be combined with a comparison with Scottish Caledonian Forest
Life North of the Arctic Circle
The prospect of 24 hr daylight means that many birds migrate here to breed and plant and insect growth can be abundant. But many species are adapted to live here all year round and that means coping with24hr darkness and fearsome low temperatures. The lecture explores all this and the fascinating adaptations which allow organisms to cope
The Spanish Steppes – wildlife in Extremadura
Bustards, Eagles, Vultures and much more in this wild area of Spain
Spring in Andalucia
Flowers, birds, big insects and raptor migration across the Straits of Gibraltar
Wildlife of the Great Mediterranean Deltas
The huge deltas of the Po in Italy, the Camargue (Rhone) in France and in Spain the Coto Donana (Guadalquivir) and Ebro are just havens for wetland wildlife. However they are under threat too from agricultural and municipal development.
The magic of the Pyrenees
This magnificent mountain chain is home to a wealth of wildlife. Soaring vultures, a huge variety of insects and of course fabulous alpine plants.
Wildlife of the Iberian Peninsula
General view of Iberian wildlife and habitats
Mediterranean wildlife highlights
General view of the Mediterranean area accompanied by wildlife appropriate to the lecture location. The role of man in the ecology of this environment
Natural History in Alpine areas of Britain and Europe
What is ‘Alpine’? Wildlife from Greenland’s icy mountains, through Iceland, Scandinavia, Teesdale, Scotland, French Alps, Pyrenees and the Picos Europa
Macaronesia – The Atlantic’s Galapagos?
The Atlantic islands of the Azores, Canaries, Madeira and Cape Verde provide fantastic evidence for evolution as well as an interesting blend of African and European wildlife. However development poses a threat to many species and they may become extinct before they are recognised as such.
Spring in Cyprus
A great place for eastern spring migrants and local residents.
Wildlife in Eastern Poland
Bielowicza and Biebrza provide ancient woodlands and superb wetlands and a cast of species many of whom are eastern specialities