Martin, an assistant ecologist at Acorn Ecology London & South-East office, now has a Natural England licence to survey hazel dormice. Martin has been working closely with the Surrey Dormouse Group for a couple of seasons and is part of the dormouse licence mentoring scheme. Martin has been going on regular monthly dormouse checks with his dormouse licence mentor, Kathryn Killner, as part of the NDMP (National Dormouse Monitoring Program). Further information on joining the Surrey Dormouse Group can be found here.
Martin went on the Surrey Dormouse Group training day as well as signing up to Acorn Ecology’s Certificate PLUS course where he learnt about the survey techniques and ecology of dormice. More information on Acorn Ecology’s Certificate PLUS course can be found here.
Martin is now hoping that he can take charge of a new site in Surrey where he can regularly monitor the dormice so that he can contribute further to the NDMP.