Is your community group in need of a speaker for your next meeting? Are your members interested in plants, animals, and natural history in Rhode Island? If so, then the Rhode Island Natural History Speakers Bureau has just what you’re looking for. Take a look at the wide variety of presentation topics below, and then contact Todd McLeish at (401)874-7892 or to schedule a speaker.


  • Autumn Leaves: The Hunt for Red October
  • Invasive Plants: What’s the Big Deal?


  • Owls in Rhode Island
  • Backyard Birds
  • Rhode Island Wildfowl
  • Nesting Birds
  • Dragons and Damsels: Odonates of Rhode Island
  • Butterflies of Rhode Island
  • Tiger Beetles
  • Bats and their Bum Rap: The True Story of these Amazing Mammals
  • Endangered Species in Rhode Island
  • The Most Disgusting Fish in the Sea
  • Seals in Rhode Island
  • Right Whales
  • New England Sea Turtles
  • Whales and Dolphins
  • Dolphins of Southern New England
  • Ecology and Behavior of Baleen Whales
  • Marine Mammals of Rhode Island
  • The Mystery of Whale Strandings
  • Snakes of New England

Other topics:

  • Managing Rare Species
  • Conservation Biology
  • Wild Mushrooms
  • Invasive Preparedness for Land Stewards
  • Pain-free Collections Management for Small Organizations