ANDY HORTON presents the following 'SLIDE SHOW' performances that are available for clubs and societies in the south-east of England:


This show is designed for Natural History and Photographic clubs.


A variation on the show for Aquarist clubs and specialist Marine groups.

23 February 2015
"Life Between the Tides" ANDY HORTON, founder member of the British Marine Life Study Society, introduces the fascinating world revealed at low tide, how to enjoy a visit to a rocky shore, the biology and behaviour of some of the most interesting examples of the British fauna, concentrating on what can be discovered between the tides on the Sussex coast. Andy is a freelance writer and photographer with a specialist interest of the seashore around the British Isles, writing regular monthly articles for the "Aquarist & Pondkeeper" magazine until it ceased in 2000. He was editor of Glaucus, Shorewatch, now replaced by the Torpedo News Bulletin, as well as consultant for seashore books.

Horsham Natural History Society


The show lasts between 1 & 1½ hours and is in the process of being transferred to a a new computer presentation (originally comprised at least 100 high quality transparencies), with commentary on the marine life of the seashore, and small marine animals (e.g. anemones, crabs, echinoderms, molluscs, rockpool fish etc.) found in the shallow waters and on the seashore in the English Channel and other British seas.  Andy will be pleased to answer questions on the wildlife of the seashore, on photographic techniques, and on keeping a marine aquarium. All photographs have been taken by the author (although photographs are welcome by others on loan, and one or two have been used in previous shows).

Andy was a regular writer for the Aquarist & Pondkeeper, with the monthly column Shore Watch, and other magazines.   Over half a million words and over 300  photographs, mostly in colour, have appeared in books, journals, and newspapers. Andy has appeared on Radio Sussex, Radio 5, and  talking to Desmond Morris on Meridian television "Animal Country" in 1995. Andy is Editor of Glaucus, the journal of the British Marine Life Study Society, the Shorewatch Newsletter and Torpedo Electronic News. Andy is Webmaster for the British Marine Life Study Society (England) Internet World Wide Web site.

Andy will provide his own equipment, but will require a viewing screen, and a microphone, if necessary. Andy is available during the evenings, Monday to Thursday, from September to May.
  The fee charged for 1995 will be £55 plus travelling expenses for voluntary societies with audiences up to 120 persons.  Fees by negotiation for larger audiences or long-distance venues, or audiences comprising entirely of children, or for profit-making organisations, weekend and out of season performances.
  Andy works from home and can be contacted at the number Tel: 01273 462043 between 9.00 am & 8.00 pm most days. Please ring prior to calling. Messages can be left on the answerphone.

 Andy has presented a talk at The Natural History Museum, School of Ocean Sciences (Menai Bridge), Sparsholt College (Winchester), The Cornish Biological Records Centre, as well as local natural history societies, photographic clubs, aquarist societies, and local groups like the Shoreham Society and Southwick (Sussex) Society.

Andy Horton can present the following presentations using his own computer equipment and computer projector. Stands and viewing screens are appreciated, but these can be provided as well.

1)  Wildlife of Shoreham-by-Sea  (prepared for the Shoreham Society)
2) Natural History of Mill Hill (including the butterflies)
Click on the image for the Powerpoint Presentation (CD-ROM only) 12 February 2007    7:30 pm
Natural History of Mill Hill
Slide Show and Talk by Andy Horton

Venue:   Garden Room, Southwick Community Centre (TQ 244 053)
Organised by the Southwick (Sussex) Society

Mill Hill, upper meadows in August 2004

Natural History of Mill Hill & its Butterflies
Slide Show and Talk by Andy Horton

Andy Horton will present his talk about the history and wildlife of Mill Hill and the downs above Shoreham including a fascinating study of its butterflies and the little known story of the butterfly collectors and the Chalkhill Blue Butterfly at the Shoreham Bank.

In the pipeline:

3)  Computer Quizzes  (for pubs and clubs)
4)  Early History of Shoreham (up to the 20th century)

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