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Having traveled all over Iowa, much of the US, and many other countries, I've created many slide shows and lectures through the years. These presentations run the gauntlet, from migrating spring warblers and other birds, to nature photography techniques, the life-cycle of the Common Loon, the American Bald Eagle, America's Birds of Prey, and destinations such as New Mexico's Bosque delApache. Over-seas topics include Antarctica, South Georgia Island, Botswana, and Zambia. And, based upon a recent request from the University of Iowa, I've created a science-based presentation featuring Climate Change and the effects upon our planet's wildlife. My fee is generally $150 (but negotiable) plus mileage (if more than 30 miles away). The duration of each presentation is about 50 minutes, with 10 minutes for Q & A.The following is a list of presentations.

For a description of each presentation, just click on a link and contact me if interested.

African Safari - The Best of Africa

Canadian & Northern Minnesota Widlife

Climate for Change (climate change, sea-level rise, and the effects upon the earth's wildlife

Iowa's Spectacular Spring Songbird Migration (Warblers and other spring migrants)

Iowa's Wild Beauty

Loon Magic (the life-cycle of the Common Loon)

Mongolia - Land of the Nomads

Nature Photography 101 (basic nature photography techniques)

Nature Photography – Ideas, Challenges, and Solutions

Raptors of the Midwest (America's Birds of Prey)

Safari to Botswana

Safari to Zambia

South Georgia Island - Nature's Masterpiece (South Georgia Island in early spring)

The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles

The Wood Duck in Iowa

Voyage to the Bottom of the World (Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia Island)

Waterfowl and Identification Techniques

Winter and Wildlife


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