Dont take our word. Here are a few of our satisfied customers comments

Recent Events for The Naturally Wild Company

  • The Eastbourne Sussex Wildlife trust Group.


“Just a short note to thank you on behalf of the Group for another fantastic talk at our meeting last night.  It really was a most enjoyable evening with your talk packed full of information, delivered with enthusiasm and just the right touches of humour.  The photos were great and although I personally found it impossible to pick out just one favourite from them all, I have to say that for me the various close ups of the insects were exceptional.  Also our thanks to Angela for her considerable contribution by way of the photos etc and her sharp eyes in spotting some of the species you may otherwise have missed.”

John East:Sussex Wildlife Trust Eastbourne Group

  • Hassock Field Society


“Once again Ray did not fail to impress us all with his knowledge. He will be back next year.

  • Ditchling Footpath Conservation Society.


His subject was the great naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. The chairman later said that in 52 years of him running the society he had never heard such an interesting lecture.

  • Raystede Animal  Sanctuary

Ray thrilled our visitors with his amazing display of spiders. Thanks you so much for giving up your time to come and talk to us.

Raystede Animal Rescue

“It was great day and we are proud to be associated with such a worthy cause”: Ray and Angela

Ray and Angela on “The One Show” with naturalist George McGavin


  • Crawley Camera Club: “Ray’s lecture left us all on the edge of our seats and wanting to visit Borneo for ourselves. We will certainly welcome him back in 2012.”


  •  Orr and St Helens Camera Club:“”WOW”!!!!!!!   Have you got something to live up to next time you visit us! The response I have received has been the best yet for any speaker at the club and your pictures were wonderful. Congratulations for the wonderful evening and I hope you can come back in  April 2013. Thank You again for the wonderful lecture. Kindest Regards to you both and have a wondeful christmas and New Year”


  • Peacehaven Womens Institute: “Although we were all a little anxious about the subject of Ray’s talk, he soon made us feel at ease and we all learnt things about our eight legged friends that we didnt know. Wonderful !”


  •  The Londons Wetlands Trust: “The Naturally Wild Company attend the Trust’s Halloween celebrations and brought along a number of spiders and insects. The weekend was a great success. Ray gave two excellent lectures to a packed house. Superb!”


  •  Seaford Photographic Society: “Ray has an encyclopeadic knowledge on wildlife. His passion for the rainforests and the endangered animals there in is an example to us all “


  •  Hailsham Photographic Society: “This was a little different for us away from our normal type of lecture. We are so glad that we booked Ray. He has us enthralled at his tales of Head Hunters and Pythons. Excellent photographs taken in difficult situations.”

Ray Beckwith Chairman


  •  The Arundel Wetlands Trust:“Many thanks for an entertaining and educational weekend. We look forward to you coming back in November”


  • East Grinstead Natural History Group

“Darwin and Wallace. Two Very Different Naturalists”

It was nice to see someone with so much passion and knowledge of their subject. We cant wait to have Ray back very soon”

  • Birdham WI

“Darwin. A Naturalists Life”

“Ray fascinated us with his explanation of Evolution and Darwin,s Life. We all learnt so much”

  • Adult College For East Sussex

“The Search For Endangered Species in Borneo”

“It is such a pleasure to hear someone with such a wide knowledge of wildlife. We could have listened to him all afternoon. Come back soon”

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The Naturally Wild Company to lead a tour to Indonesia in 2018. !1_9d4583fcb4fff415d30589c41a8aa166c76a30ab

Hi everyone. Angela and myself have been offered a unique opportunity to lead an expedition out to Indonesia for a specialist cruise company.

Sea Trek Sailing Adventures


The tour is called “Dragons, Bats,Butterflies and Bugs”

We are planning an entomological / arachnological orientated trip with excursions on to a number of islands including the most beautiful and remote island of Komodo where we will see “Dragons” in their natural habitat.


We will also visit a number of remote islands and trek into rain forests in search of butterflies, beetles and bugs. Not forgetting of course the odd spider we might come across.Snorkel in crystal clear waters and get up close and personal with some of the most amazing marine life on the planet.



This is a one off opportunity to get right into the heart of one of the most beautiful National Parks in Indonesia and accompany us on a field trip that you will never forget.


The ship visits a number of remote places and drops anchor allowing you to swim, snorkel and spend time on some of the most untouched virgin islands in the area. The cruise runs from 9th-16th September and is an 8D/7N trip. For more details visit their amazing site or  email me here 



SARAWAK 2017……

The Naturally Wild Company have just returned form a very successful expedition to

Sarawak. We went looking for Wallace’s Spider, not seen alive since 1856.

Did we find it?

You will have to read my new blog on our trip . I can tell you that we did find some VERY interesting critters incluidng a potential new species or even genus of cave tarantula.

We met the 1st Minister of Sarawak and his wife at the Astana palace


…..and got down deep and dirty in a cave full of bat guano and tarantulas as big as your hand.


Watch this space (albeit a tight one!)


Dates for your Diary 2018

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