TV NATURALIST Nick Baker will share his passion for flora and fauna at a talk in Stirling in November.

On Wednesday, November 13, he will be at the Logie Lecture Theatre at the University of Stirling with the talk kicking off at 7.30pm.

The event is part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s (RSGS) Inspiring People series with tickets available from Eventbrite or on the door.

Nick said: “We are filling our ears with buds and not birds; dazzling our eyes and sizzling our optic nerves with back lit LED screens and not butterflies.

“As a species we are undoubtedly in big trouble. As we become further and further disconnected from nature, we lose sight of its true value.

“We are also facing a time where the incidences of obesity and disease relating to inactivity are at an all-time high, as are mental disorders and stress related illness all of which it has been proven can be alleviated by simply spending time in green, if not wild spaces.”

The talk, entitled Self Rewilding, is about finding a sense of belonging in the world.

Mike Robinson, RSGS chief executive, added: “At RSGS, we inspire an interest and better understanding of the natural world – from the very smallest creatures to the biggest landscapes.

“To have Nick speak for us is a great pleasure and a wonderful addition to our talks programme – we look forward to hearing his enthusiastic stories from a lifetime of animal adventures.”