In Conservation With…

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In Conservation With… is a series of Zoom interviews with some of the leading figures in the natural history sector. I will be in conservation with birders, ornithologists, biologists, conservationists, broadcasters, writers, opinion leaders and today’s big thinkers.

The conversations will be factual and intuitive as well as sometimes irreverent and downright silly. The topics to be discussed will range from birding and all that entails to conservation issues, art, music and politics. The ethos behind these sessions will be to leave viewers/listeners enthused and even more curious about our natural world.

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New guests to be announced on a regular basis

Ben Hoare Wednesday 27 October 7pm BST

Wild cities

Ben is a nature nerd and bestselling wildlife author. He writes and edits books and magazines for the BBC, DK, Pan Macmillan and many others. He will be talking to us about nature in the cities of the world. Snakes, Leopards and eagles – are just some of the world’s urban wildlife
Dr Amy-Jane Beer Monday 1 November 7pm GMT

A Tree A Day

Amy is a biologist and writer based in North Yorkshire. She is a Country Diarist for The Guardian and a columnist for British Wildlife and writes regularly for BBC Wildlife and other magazines. She has written more than 30 natural history reference books but is becoming better known for her more personal and creative nature writing and her campaigning – not least for access to nature, equality in the nature sector and nature friendly farming. Her latest book is A Tree A Day. Join our discussion on wondrous trees!
Jon Dunn Monday 15 November 7pm GMT

The Glitter in the Green – in search of Hummingbirds

Jon is a natural history writer, photographer and tour leader based in Shetland, who travels worldwide searching for memorable wildlife encounters. A childhood exploring the water meadows and abandoned orchards of the Somerset Levels, and the droves and ancient woods of Dorset's Blackmore Vale spurred a lifelong passion for all things natural history based. Once stalked by a Mountain Lion in Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental, he generally prefers experiencing wildlife on his own terms and not as part of the food chain! He is author of Orchid Summer, Britain’s Sea Mammals, and Britain’s Mammals. He will be talking about the jewels of the avian world – hummingbirds!
Eric Eaton Thursday 2nd December 7pm GMT

A Waspy subject

Eric R. Eaton is a writer, entomologist, and author of Wasps: The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect (Princeton University Press, 2021). He is also lead author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007), and co-author of Insects Did It First (Xlibris, 2018) with Gregory S. Paulson. He has contributed to several other books including The Butterfly Gardener's Guide (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2003) and Wild in the City: a guide to Portland's natural areas (Oregon Historical Society Press, 2000); and has written articles about insects and other animals for Natural History, Birds and Blooms, Ranger Rick, Missouri Conservationist, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society), and other magazines. Eric writes the blogs Bug Eric and Sense of Misplaced. Mr. Eaton studied entomology at Oregon State University, and has worked as a professional entomologist at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Cincinnati Zoo, and Chase Studio, Inc., as well as on private contract for the Smithsonian Institution, Portland State University, and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. He enjoys the respect of his professional colleagues and as "Bug Eric" has built a loyal following on social media (Facebook, Twitter), and volunteer expert and consultant to and (where he was one of the top 50 experts for the year 2009). His empathy for the squeamish and scared, knack for identification of mystery bugs, and his accurate, jargon-free explanations of insect biology have made him a leading figure in popular entomology. He resides in Leavenworth, Kansas (not incarcerated!) with his wife, Heidi.

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New guests to be announced on a regular basis


David — what a huge pleasure to be in conversation/conservation with you last night! And my Mum turned up. And my dad later, too, apparently. And another Macfarlane I’d never heard of. So many people saying nice stuff about the conversation, and all of that brought out by your generous, warm, informal style & friendliness.

Loved it. Thank you, my friend. Next time in person, please. With bins and birds!

Robert MacfarlaneNottinghamshire 19 June 2020

I highly recommend attending the ‘In Conservation With’ webinars hosted by David Lindo!

Kareemah ChopraTwitter, 20 June 2020

Kabir Kaul is a bright, amusing and articulate 14 year old who has his fingers in many pies and it was great to hear him enthusiastically share his knowledge about birds and the natural world.

Fran BeeLincolnshire, England

Hi David, absolutely loving the webinar series, super idea at this time especially, what a thrill to be able to learn from such talented people on such an intimate forum. And able to ask any questions too! Nevermind the more than generous token payment or even free!!

Thanks so much !!

Fianna and MacDublin, May 2020

I loved the Darren Woodhead ’in conversation with…’ session; thanks for putting it on. In particular, it was a real treat to watch Darren paint, and I’d love to see more of that. The early notebooks were fun too, as was the ‘how I got here…’ stuff – but it was the watercolour moving on the page that fascinated me.

I paint watercolours myself, and have recently spent a lot of time sitting by a hedge, trying to paint the birds there – which makes me acutely aware of Darren’s observational skills, and controlled yet fluid mark making. Gorgeous to watch.

More, please!

Clare DiproseBath, England