Star of BBC’s Springwatch Simon King will be in York next month, teaching us to talk to to the animals.

The leading writer, broadcaster and conservationist, will give the inaugural spring lecture of the pioneering Yorkshire charity Hagge Woods Trust at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall on March 19.

Simon King talk
  • Tues Mar 19 @ 6.30pm
  • Merchant Adventurers’ Hall
  • £20, under 25s £10
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Known to millions as a face of Springwatch and Big Cat Diary, naturalist and broadcaster Simon King is the real-life Dr Doolittle.

His lecture is entitled Talk Like The Animals and will demonstrate how to talk to the animals in your neighbourhood and get first class views of wildlife as a result.

He will teach the audience how to grunt like a fallow deer, hoot like an owl and cuckoo like a cuckoo amongst many others.

Filming stories

Simon and a friend
Simon’s extensive practical knowledge of field-craft and wildlife watching techniques open the door to the wild word, whether it be in your back yard or beyond.

Discover stories of filming creatures as diverse as killer whales (for the landmark series Blue Planet), great white sharks (Planet Earth) and of course lions, leopards and cheetahs (Big Cat Diary).

Hagge Woods Trust was founded in 2013 with the creation of its flagship site Three Hagges Wood-Meadow at Escrick, near York. Six years ago a barley field, the site is now a haven for wildlife and has engaged the entire community as volunteers, Friends and visitors in its wide programme of activities, education and citizen science.


Without the invaluable support of many individuals, Trusts and Foundations and businesses in the community, Hagge Woods Trust would be unable to sustain its ground-breaking work in restoring nature through the creation of wood-meadows and educating children and families about nature and wildlife.