Mary Colwell is a writer and producer of TV, radio and internet programmes, specialising in the areas of natural history and religion. She has made major Radio 4 series such as Saving Species, Shared Planet and Natural Histories. For TV she produced British Isles – A Natural History, Bill Oddie Goes Wild, Wildlife On One and Natural World. She was awarded the BTO Marsh Award in 2017, the David Bellamy Ward for conservation in 2018 and the WWT Marsh Award for conservation in 2019. In 2009 she won a Radio Academy Sony Gold for a podcast about a prisoner caring for a budgerigar.
Her first book, John Muir – The Man Who Saved America’s Wild Places, was published in 2014. In 2018 she published Curlew Moon about her 500 mile walk for curlews. Her most recent book, Beak, Tooth and Claw – Living with predators in Britain was published in April 2021 by William Collins.