The Mammal Group
This Section, started by Oliver Frazer in 1963 is now the oldest established mammal group in the country. Working closely with PTES, the Mammal Society and other local groups in neighbouring counties, the Section undertakes many studies on the distribution and abundance of the Island’s mammals.
The scope of our interests
We do not deal with bats or marine mammals which are covered by separate groups within the Society. However the Society hold good information about most of the important mammals listed in the local and national Biodiversity Action Plan, including red squirrels, dormice, brown hares and water voles.
The Section has not had recent field meetings due to the pressures of work of the leader but work continues with the collection of data from volunteers noting any mammal sightings, extracts from the Newtown National Nature Reserve Wildlife Log and other information from surveys and projects being carried out on the Isle of Wight.