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Somerset Mammal Group brings together people with a shared interest in mammals.





After a 20-year career as a translator and editor, Clare’s life-long love of nature and the outdoors led her to pursue a new career in ecology. Based in Bath, she’s lucky enough to have a diverse range of rare habitats and species right on her doorstep. Clare is new to the Somerset Mammal Group committee and believes groups like the SMG have a vital role to play in tracking and understanding trends in biodiversity decline.



Co-Vice Chair

Angel is a BSc Environmental Science graduate and she is currently studying MSc Global Wildlife Health and Conservation at University of Bristol. She has a keen interest in British wildlife and loves all things nature. She is currently doing her MSc dissertation project looking at the floral species diversity of hedgerows and how that can influence bat activity on farmlands. She is also currently working towards her dormouse license and assisting with bat surveys in her spare time. She will be starting a job as a graduate ecologist this September.



Co-Vice Chair

Charlie has been working as an ecologist near Bath since March 2023. Prior to this he undertook an intensive ecology focussed traineeship with Wessex Water, working with Wiltshire and Avon Wildlife Trust. Before that he studied Conservation Biology at Bath Spa University.

His career aspirations and passions have always been wildlife focused and he believes that groups like the SMG are a great way to encourage the public and contribute to conservation/continued monitoring of UK wildlife.

Charlie is 23 and from Oxfordshire. In his spare time he enjoys long walks in nature and occasional bouldering in Bristol.



Membership Secretary

Sunny took the role of Co-Chair in 2022, then the role of Membership Secretary in 2023 after joining Somerset Mammal Group in 2019 where she initially attended the National Dormouse Monitoring Projects at Goblin Combe and Batts Combe as a licence trainee. Sunny is an ecologist with a keen interest in promoting human connection with nature through enjoyment, education, and empathy to ultimately support ecosystem. recovery. Sunny is particularly interested in how surveying and engaging with our native mammals can promote this connection.

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Jamie joined the Somerset Mammal Group committee as treasurer in 2017 when the group reformed and has remained in position to date. Jamie is an ecologist with over 15 years’ experience. He currently co-ordinates the National Dormouse Monitoring Project (NDMP) at The Perch and runs the NDMP at Goblin Combe, which he set up in 2010. Jamie has a passion for all things wildlife and is committed to the success and progression of Somerset Mammal Group.



Records Officer

Nathaniel is an Ecologist with 10 years’ experience working in the nature conservation sector having previously held several roles in London and Somerset for their respective local wildlife trusts. One of his focusses as Records Officer on the Somerset mammal group committee is production of the county atlas.



Media Officer

Charlotte joined the Somerset Mammal Group in 2022. She studied Environmental Science and has volunteered for the Wildlife Trust in the past. She currently works as an ecologist and enjoys joining the group on dormouse surveys in Cheddar. She is excited to learn more about the mammals of Somerset and learn new survey techniques.

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