Mark Solomons

Why it’s boom time for bitterns

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Bitterns are booming, both literally and metaphorically. These handsome brown birds from the heron family make a noise quite unlike…

Why egrets keep making headlines

13 March 2021 9:00 am

There’s an unwritten rule in newspaper journalism that any story about egrets must have one of two headlines. Either ‘no…

Mothing is a serious business

12 December 2020 9:00 am

As darkness falls, a group of mainly middle-aged men set up traps of various shapes and sizes — some sophisticated…