Lockdown has changed many aspects of our lives. But with the uncertainty of when we can expect to go back to ‘normal’, the show still goes on. So in the absence of being able to run wildlife holidays and run public events, I am now running ‘Digital Wildlife Walks‘.
These ‘walks’ are great opportunities to get up close to British wildlife and see details you would be unlikely to see even in the field. Using photography and sound, all aspects of the natural world are covered with short, digestible facts and identification information.
I have now run two digital walks, focusing on the city and the meadow habitat. Some of the species we covered include the ring-necked parakeet, the flower crab spider, the peregrine falcon and the bizarre mole cricket!
Off the back of the success of these walks, there are two new walks currently for sale.
Woodland is utterly enchanting. With spring-time migrants in the canopy, to speckled butterflies flying above garlic and bluebells, the forests of the UK provide peace, tranquillity and mindfulness. Click here to book now.
Taking a trip down to the coast brings a host of new animals and plants to enjoy. Each month brings something different from green tiger beetles to adorable seal pups. Click here to book now.
Both ‘walks’ are now on sale through eventbrite. By clicking the title above, you can book your place today for just £3.50.
From the 1st June 2020, I will also be offering a subscription service to my ‘digital wildlife walks’. For just £9 a month you can come to as many wildlife walks to like. These will be covering habitat, different families of creatures and plants and conservation stories.
If you are interested in subscribing today, please email me on [email protected]
The urban and meadow wildlife walk are on sale now as a repeat billing. This is so that people who can’t join during the day might be able to attend at night. It also means that viewers across the pond will also be able to join.
Home School Sessions
Another online service in the pipeline is home school sessions for families who either teach their children at home or who are only doing so during lockdown. These sessions can help break up the day and offer a fun and engaging half an hour of colourful animals and plants, many of which can be found on the doorstep.
Many thanks if you have already joined me in the digital world of nature, I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Here are some of the comments from guests at my recent digital wildlife walks:
“I thought you struck a really good balance on the amount of information you gave; you gave extra bits of knowledge on things we recognise (rabbits/hares etc.), good take always on what (and when) to look out for and not overwhelming in detail – perfect for beginners or those who have a modest understanding (like me!)“
“Hi Russ, that talk was great, I loved it. Can’t wait to book the next two now.”
“That was great, really enjoyed it Russ. Thanks very much. Very informative. Birds are just great!“