Mark is a prolific writer, constantly working on newspaper or magazine articles and books. He was Wild Watch columnist for The Japan Times from April 1982 to March 2015 and writer in residence for JapanVisitor.com since 2010 and has written for a wide range of publications. He is open to commissions.
- Mark has been writing his Wild Watch column, first for The Japan Times newspaper from April 1982 to March 2015, then for Japan Nature Guides since April 2015. Topics covered include the natural history of Japan, in all its diversity, environmental and conservation topics relating to Japan and occasional travel pieces relating not only to Japan, but also to other parts of the world, including: Alaska, Brazil, Europe (Norway, UK), India, New Zealand and the Russian Far East.
- Mark has written columns and articles for a wide range of magazines in Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand, relating to travel and natural history since 1980.
- Mark's latest column is Japanese Nature, which began to appear on the Japanvisitor.com website in 2010.
A back catalogue of Mark's articles in The Japan Times (1999-2015) can be found by going to the Wild Watch heading on this site.
Mark's most recent travel articles include:
20121104 Lake Shikotsu: A Hokkaido wonderland awaits
20120902 Man on a mountain
20111113 In the wake of the Vikings
20110529 Serendipities at every turn on this island 'pearl'
20091220 Tuning in to Alaskan bears
20090712 Japan's isle of exiles – and gold
Mark's most recent nature articles include monthly Wild Watch pieces published in 2015 and 2014 including:
20151231 Life at the Water's Edge
20151130 The Bird that Saved Me from Death
20130421 Nature art: It's in the 'I' of the beholder
20130421 Ski sortie takes a shrewd turn for the cuter
20130217 Dancing Demoiselles of the desert
20130120 Impossible forests where tides ebb and flow
20121021 Singing the praises of greenery
20120916 Living the botanical high life
20120819 The air around us is teeming with life – it's just too tiny to see
20120715 Slugs, Snails and Astonishing Tales
20120617 Rock on down to a Geopark near you
20120520 The Wonder of Feathers
20120415 Wild Watch Turns 30 This Month
Mark's most recent online articles include:
201207 Sika: The Whistling Deer