With two degree’s, one in Ecology and one in Botany and a life-long passion for Natural History, Mike has risen quickly in the world of presenting and is a regular face on The One Show, BBC 1 and also the co-presenter on ‘Natures Top 40’, BBC 2. He has been the presenter on CBeebies ‘Autumnwatch’ & ‘Springwatch’ BBC and ‘Natures Calendar’, BBC 2, and is one of BBC 1’s ‘Inside Out’ presenting team. In 2018, Mike presented the spectacular 'Philippines: Island Treasures', on BBC2, which saw him explore the rich culture and rare wildlife of the stunning Philippines.
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’ on 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.
Mike is the author and co-author of numerous books, to name a few, Nature’s Top 40: Britain’s Best Wildlife and Natures Calendar to complement both TV Series and Nature’s Babies. His most recent book ‘Wildlife in your Garden' was released in April 2016. Mike also regularly writes magazine articles for numerous different publications.
Being a keen traveller, Mike ‘Tour-Leads’ at different locations worldwide for Wildlife Holiday companies. 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 is an experienced Public Speaker and can be booked for various events and talks