WWT Slimbridge

A talk by Mike Dilger - The Trials and Tribulations of a TV Naturalist

Sat 26 January

Face of The One Show and probably the most widely watched wildlife presenter on TV today, Mike Dilger will be embarking on a very special mission for WWT in January 2013.

Kind of like a cross between running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days and seeing the ‘big five’ African safari animals, but with a bit of birding thrown in, the Big 9 Challenge will see Mike visit all nine WWT centres across the UK in just nine days.

As well as taking in some of the UK’s best winter wildlife spectacles, he will undertake a wildlife challenge and host an evening talk at a different WWT centre each day. Along the way he will be raising money for the spoon-billed sandpiper conservation breeding programme.

The challenge will start on Friday 25 January in Arundel and finish on World Wetlands Day, Saturday 2 Feb at London Wetland Centre.

Mike will be visiting Slimbridge on Saturday 26 January to take part in the Bird festival and give a talk in the evening entitled:

The talk by Mike Dilger - ‘The Trials and Tribulations of a TV Naturalist’. 

This talk is an informative, entertaining and, in places, hilarious rollercoaster of a ride revealing everything you wanted to know about filming wildlife and writing nature books, but were afraid to ask. Featuring fabulous clips from some of my best-known programmes and readings from my current book ‘My Garden and Other Animals’ the evening promises to be a celebration of both British wildlife and the work of the WWT both at home and abroad.

Book now with our bookings coordinator.