Meet the team
We’re very lucky to have a multi-talented, and very dedicated, team working at the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership! On this page we introduce you to them…
Project Manager Ann
Ann is super-passionate about nature, having a background in farming, Natural England and early years education. She leads the project, works closely with our partners and inspires the team to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with people of all ages. Heathlands are amazing and she hopes to get more people excited about them and helping to protect them for future generations.
Flo graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Biology last summer. In Bristol, Flo spent lots of time volunteering for the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project, teaching school groups about nature. She’s looking forward to teaching others all about our special heathland habitat.
Finding his first slow worm, aged 8, inspired a passion for wildlife and the countryside that has taken Jamie into a career as an ecologist. His work has taken him as far afield as rural Madagascar, but also closer to home, where he’s had fantastic opportunities to work on the Special Protection Area, monitoring sites to protect wildlife. He’s so excited to join the team and pass on his love of this unique place.
Jo’s favourite patch is Caesar’s Camp. In spring you’ll often find her here, listening out for the beautiful song of the Woodlark. Jo’s fascinated to learn more about these picky birds that will only nest on very open ground. Do stop for a chat if you see her, she’ll be glad to tell you if she’s heard one lately.
Before joining the TBH team, Warden Nick spent the previous 6 months working on a marine mammal conservation project in West Wales, helping to protect dolphins from boat traffic and seal pups from disturbance. Now he’s very much looking forward to getting to know our local heathlands and to sharing his passion for the countryside and its extraordinary wildlife.
Warden Nicky brought her wealth of heathland knowledge to the team in July 2015. Some of you may well know her as Heathland Hound! If not, do check out her fantastic Facebook group Heathland Hounds, where she’s sharing fun and information for dog walkers in the area.
Education & Engagement Officer Michael
You may recognise Michael, he’s worked with us over the past couple of seasons, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome him back as Education & Engagement Officer. Michael will be sharing his love of heathland and stories from his education and engagement work on our blog!
I’m sure at least a few of you will know Warden Mike, our longest serving warden, he’s been with us since wardening began at Ockham Common in January 2015! A historic moment for us! If you’ve been on one of our guided walks, chances are it was led by Mike, and if so, I’m sure you enjoyed a tale or two from his mine of information!
Communications Officer Sarah
Sarah joined the wardening team in July 2015 and counts herself very lucky to spend so much time in interesting and beautiful places across the Special Protection Area. Her passion is sharing stories from the heaths through our social media channels, website and at events such as Heath Week.