Speaker / Host
Mike Dilger is an experienced and highly entertaining Speaker, delivering speeches on topics such as ‘My Diseases and Other Animals’ and ‘The Trials and Tribulations of a Natural History Presenter’. He is multi lingual, speaking fluent in Spanish and basic Swahili and Vietnamese. In addition he passionately committed to bringing the beauty of the natural world to a broader audience.
About Mike Dilger
Mike Dilger has been a regular reporter on ‘The One Show’ and was the co presenter on ‘Natures Top 40’ – BBC 2. He has also been a presenter on CBeebies ‘Autumnwatch’ & ‘Springwatch’ and BBC 1’s ‘Inside Out’ presenting team.
Mike Dilger has risen quickly in the world of presenting. With two degree’s, one in ‘Ecology’ and one in ‘Botany’ and a life-long passion for Natural History, he became a reporter on ‘The One Show’ – BBC 1 2008 & 2009 and also the co-presenter on ‘Natures Top 40’ – BBC 2 2008. He has been the presenter on CBeebies ‘Autumnwatch’ & ‘Springwatch’ – BBC and ‘Natures Calendar’ BBC 2, and is currently one of BBC 1’s ‘Inside Out’ presenting team.
With his encyclopaedic knowledge and profound experience of both British and tropical flora and fauna, Mike was first seen on our television screens on ‘Britain’s Wild Invaders’ – Five in 2000. He quickly moved onto other projects both on television and radio becoming the Wildlife Expert on ‘The Terry & Gaby Show’ – Five, 2004 and a contributor on ‘British Isles a Living History’ with Alan Titchmarsh – BBC 1, 2004 and the ‘Nature of Britain’, BBC 1.
The author and co-author of two books, ‘Nature’s Top 40: Britain’s Best Wildlife’ and ‘Natures Calendar’ to complement both TV Series, he also writes magazine articles for different publications.
Being a keen traveller too Mike ‘Tour-Leads’ at different locations worldwide for Wildlife Holiday companies. This year he is off to Costa Rica, Tanzania, Equador and the Galapagos Islands. He picks up languages easily and is fluent in Spanish and basic Swahili and Vietnamese. He also attends as many British bird and wildlife fairs as he is committed to bringing the beauty of the natural world to a broader audience.
"Mike was delightful and a real pleasure to work with. He fitted in with the day really well and picked up on all the various activities as if he had planned to be there all along."
"Mike was delightful and a real pleasure to work with. He fitted in with the day really well and picked up on all the various activities as if he had planned to be there all along. It was lovely that he spent time talking to a variety of groups of staff during the breaks and I would like to thank him, once again, for stepping in at the last minute – a few new viewers for the ‘One Show’ I suspect!"
University of Hull
"Your generosity in publicly thanking various members of the audience was a lovely surprise for them, and for those of us who were not in N.Wales at the time you were living here. The video clips you showed us were superb, and the insights you gave into the technicalities of filming will make us more knowledgeable and appreciative viewers in future. On behalf of the North Wales Wildlife Trust thank you for an excellent evening"
North Wales Wildlife Trust