Paul Carpenter

Location: Evesham, Worcestershire
About The Speaker...

I have been keeping and breeding insects and spiders for more than 40 years.

For the past 20 years I have travelled to tropical forests all over the world searching for tarantula spiders. The purpose of the trips is to study, photograph and film the insects, spiders and any other interesting fauna in these forests.

I run my own business giving rain forest, evolution and mini-beast workshops in schools, clubs and societies.

About his Talks...

My talks use power point, I have my own projector but will require a screen or white wall.

All images and video clips used in the talks were taken by either myself or other members of the team.


I charge £45 plus 40p a mile from 10 miles outside Evesham Worcestershire.

My Contact Details:

01386 49747

Domestic Pest Control - A sting in the tale.

With twenty years’ experience as a local authority pest control officer Paul takes you through the most common pests, Rats, Mice, Wasps, Fleas, Bed Bugs plus many others. Looking at how we can treat and prevent these creatures from causing us a problems and entering our homes.

The talk is packed with anecdotes from Paul’s experiences. Hear what it’s like to be attacked by fleas, covered in wasps and ankle deep in flies.

A lot of pest problems just require advice, so your members will have the opportunity to get that advice direct from Paul; Feeding garden birds without attracting rats, treating ants in your kitchen, keeping cats and dogs free of fleas, are just few of the pest problems he can help with.

Wonderful World

This talks takes us from the mighty Amazon River to Suriname and Costa Rica in South and Central America, then over to Africa where we see Ghana and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. We then travel to Asia taking in Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia and Malaysia. We will see a new species of tarantula discovered by me on the southern tip of India, and the Goliath Bird Eating spider in the forests of Suriname, plus many other inhabitants of these incredible forests.

The purpose of these field trips is to find and photograph the tarantula spiders, insects and other fauna of these forests.

All the images and video clips are taken by myself or other members of the team.

The Hunt for Phormingochilus Carpenteri

In 2015 I had a tarantula spider named after me in recognition of my field work studying tarantulas in the wild over the last 20 years. In 2016 I went to find and photograph this spider in its natural habitat; the tropical forests of Sulawesi an Indonesian island off the east coast of Borneo.

This talk takes us into a forest that not only contains my spider but also Tarsiers, Crested Black Macaques and many other amazing creatures. The forest itself is on the north eastern tip of Sulawesi and dips its toes into the Molucca sea with a thin strip of black volcanic sand keeping the two apart. Battling the tropical storms, heat and humidity we enter the forest in search of this large black arboreal tarantula meeting many other creatures on the way.

All images and video used in the talk were taken by either myself or other members of the team.

Wonderful World (without the spiders)

This is my Wonderful World talk without any images of spiders, it still contains images of bugs, beetles, reptiles and many other creatures. I will talk about spiders as the aim of many of my trips was to find certain species; so these will be mentioned.

Paul Carpenter Contact Details:

01386 49747

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