Nurturing Nature Talks/Presentations

Terrestrial Invertebrate & Native Species Working Group Conference 2016 Reaseheath College Its a long slow process trying to wean people off from buying flimsy or totally unsuitable ‘bee hotels’ in the belief that they are helping bees. Sadly in many cases the exact opposite is happening. Thus I am really looking forward to giving my presentation, […]

Wildlife Gardening Presentation/talk Risley Moss Tuesday 14th June 2016 7pm This is the third in a series of talks by naturalist George Pilkington. Find out how you can attract wildlife to your garden. George will be showing his films and offering advice. Cost – £2 per person – Includes light refreshments George is kindly donating […]

“Feeding Wild Birds” a talk by George Pilkington of Nurturing Nature   Sat 14th May 2016 Manchester Organic Gardeners were pleased to welcome George Pilkington again to speak to members at the May 2016 meeting. George spoke to the group last year about bumblebees which we thoroughly enjoyed. This time he spoke about “Feeding Wild Birds”, […]

Want to know how to make Garden Compost? Burton & Rossett Horticultural Society aims to encourage good horticultural and gardening practices in the local area, through a variety of talks, workshops and outings, as well as two annual shows. After his successful and entertaining  Garden Bumblebee presentation last year, George from Nurturing Nature, is returning to […]

Garden Bumblebees Talk and Presentation A talk by local expert George Pilkington on garden bumblebees, their ecology, pests, bumblebee decline, forage and his own innovative bumblebee nest boxes. Tuesday 26th April 2016 Risley Moss Nature Reserve 7.00pm – 8.30pm Cost £2 per person-Inlcudes light refreshments George is kindly donating any money generated to the Risley Moss […]

Flint and District Beekeepers Presentation I enjoy giving presentations to honeybee keepers. Many of them are keen ‘experts’ in honeybees and very knowledgeable about them. Its rather nice when they ask me to tell them about garden bumblebees or solitary bees. I loosely class my self as a wild beekeeper! So its nice to exchange […]

Bumblebee Infogram – How do neonicotinoids affect bumblebees? When giving talks or presentations to people whom do not read academic papers for whatever reasons, then try (!)  to translate them into everyday language so that non academics can understand can be rather difficult and dare I say it boring with maths, stats and graphs!! I […]

A Guest Speaker at the Annual General Meeting Amateur Entomologists Society April 2015  I was invited to give a talk about ‘bees and bee boxes’ by the AES and I based it loosely along the lines of my posting about the potential dangers of using some bee hotels (bee homes!) and no thought about the […]

Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair 2015 7Th March 2015  I am giving a bumblebee talk/presentation at the Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair Sat 7th March 2015, Staffordshire University Science Centre, Leek Road, Stole on Trent ST4 2DF. Talks 12.00-12.45pm Brownfield habitat-  An  invertebrate paradise and importance of recording with Dr. Sarah Henshall 1.00pm-1.45pm Bumblebees and Gardens with […]

Soil Association AGM 2014 I have been a life member of the Soil Association for several years and never attended an AGM or one of their conferences. I think I will in future. It was vibrant, entertaining and hugely informative. We all eat food and I can wholeheartedly recommend the SA and the work they […]