Michael McCarthy, formerly the Independent’s longstanding Environment Editor, now its Environment Columnist, is one of Britain’s leading writers on the environment and the natural world. He has won a string of awards for his work, including Environment Journalist of the Year (three times) and Specialist Writer of the Year in the British Press Awards in 2001. In 2007 he was awarded the Medal of the RSPB for “Outstanding Services to Conservation,” in 2010 he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London, and in 2011 the Dilys Breeze Medal of the British Trust for Ornithology. In 2009 McCarthy published Say Goodbye To The Cuckoo (John Murray), a study of Britain’s declining migrant birds.
30 June 2014 07:06 PM
Restoring mayflies to London’s own trout stream would be a big achievement
23 June 2014 06:13 PM
We invest so much in its symbolism that it's easy to forget the flower itself
09 June 2014 06:19 PM
Finding any wild orchid is an event. But here there were four species on display
26 May 2014 05:01 PM
It was all part of a zoological craze that swept the world at the end of the 1960s
19 May 2014 05:38 PM
The white flowers may make English country lanes look pretty, but in reality they are killing other wild plants
12 May 2014 04:52 PM
The linnet was prized by cage bird keepers for its melodious, liquid song
05 May 2014 06:25 PM
After ‘Tweet of the Day’, I’m sure the Corporation would be in sympathy with the idea
28 April 2014 04:25 PM
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There’s a surge of hormones and they’re like highly-strung teenagers
14 April 2014 05:18 PM
This year's Easter celebrations take place in a much later Spring than usual, making it the perfect time to enjoy a walk ripe with historical beauty
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