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Sicily
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Swiss Alps
Turkey
 
 
Corsica
Digital
European Wild Orchids  
  
 Digital
South West Turkey 
Digital
 
Swiss Alps
 Digital
This website was previously aimed at clubs and societies in the British Isles with a general interest in European natural history and wild flowers in particular.  Unfortunately, I have recently been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, so have decided to withdraw my offer of lectures and slideshows to  interested societies. However, I shall leave  the website open so that people can still learn about some of the interesting places my wife (Diana) and I have visited.
 
My aim was to provide a brief preview of the range of talks that I had available, describing the scope of each talk and showing a very inadequate "taster" of some of the pictures - unfortunately, the resolution of a PC display cannot do justice to a decent quality colour photograph! Each talk has its own page selected by clicking on one of the "thumb-nails" around this page, or on one of the links in the left-hand column. With each new holiday another talk became possible. Recent talks have used a digital projector, but I still offered several older talks using colour slides.
 
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Sardinia
Digital
 
North & South Cyprus  
  
Slides
Italy - Dolomites   
   
Digital
Mallorca  
  
Slides
 
Austrian Alps
Slides
Now for the biographical bit. Born in Bridport, Dorset, I spent my first 18 years there, where my  interest in wild flowers and natural history in general started to develop. Following 4 years at Bristol University reading Physics and Maths, I married Diana and moved to Malvern in Worcestershire to work as a scientific civil servant at the Royal Radar Establishment (as it was then known). Inertia took over and we never moved but, after some 37 years of fascinating work, I reached retirement in September 2000. Throughout this time physics, computing and electronics were the profession, but natural history and photography were the main hobbies (along with various sports, gardening, raising two daughters, choral singing, etc.).
French Pyrenees
Slides
Crete
Slides
Since about 1990, Diana and I spent most of our holidays in various fascinating parts of Europe, enjoying the scenery and flowers, and taking far too many photographs of everything that caught our eyes. Subsequently, each set of holiday pictures was converted into a slide show to celebrate the beauty and botanical treasures of each area visited. Occasional articles were published in the Quarterly Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society (AGS), the Newsletter of Hardy Orchid Society (HOS) and the Transactions of the Worcestershire Naturalists' Club, and a few pictures have caught the judges' eyes in the annual Photographic Competitions organised by the AGS and the HOS.
 
For several years now I have been an enthusiastic member of the HOS (which I chaired for 3 years) and for many years was responsible for developing and maintaining the HOS website - a "don't miss" site for everyone with an interest in orchids.
 
Comments or questions about this website? Send me an e-mail to tonyhughes3@btinternet.com.
Italy - Gargano
Digital 
 
 
 Portugal - the Algarve  
  
Slides
 Slovenia
Slides
Sicily
Slides
 French Alps   
   
Slides 
 
 
Copyright Tony Hughes; none of the pictures displayed on this website may be used without my written permission.
This site was updated on 05 Sept 2015.