Natural History Live

Image (C) Stephen Barlow

 In response to the COVID-19 lockdown, we started hosting free online natural history talks called "Virtual Meet Ups". These proved to be really popular and we had many requests to continue running these post-lockdown, so we are! We've changed the name and the format slightly so they are now known as Natural History Live. 

What is Natural History Live?

They are monthly online natural history talks exploring a range of subjects, including species identification, wildlife monitoring, conservation and ecology - usually with a focus on invertebrates. They're typically 1 hour long and are hosted on Zoom,  a free video conferencing platform. You don't need a webcam or microphone to attend so you also can turn these off if you prefer.

The basic format for most sessions is as follows:

  • 5 minute intro from the FSC
  • 30-40 minute talk from FSC staff or a guest speaker 
  • 10-25 minute question and answer (Q&A) session 

If you book a place we'll send you instructions on how to join before the talk 

 Upcoming Natural History Live talks

Can't make it? Don't worry, you can catch up on YouTube


Do you want to be a guest speaker? 

Natural History Live is a great way to engage with the ecology and conservation communities, bringing together amateur naturalists with experts and sector professionals. We deal with all the admin, technology and hosting so you can focus on your presentations and answering any questions in the Q&A. The format of the webinars can be found above, your presentation can be 30-40mins long and the duration of the Q&A session will vary depending on how long your presentation is

Natural History Live is managed by the FSC BioLinks project team. The FSC BioLinks project focuses on training people to identify and recording British invertebrates, so applications relating to these topics will be prioritised. However, our audience is interested in a wide range of taxa and topics relating to British wildlife so feel free to submit an application even if your talk does not focus on invertebrates.

If you'd like to be a guest speaker, then please fill out the application form below and send it to [email protected]. We'll then be in touch to discuss any potential opportunities.