Local Groups

Liverpool Botanical Society


Founded in 1906, the Society runs a programme of events, indoor meetings at the World Museum Liverpool during the winter months and field meetings around the region during spring, summer and autumn.
The early years of the Society were documented in the Proceedings of the Liverpool Botanical Society, then in a Bulletin and the Society now produces a newsletter Parnassia with news and reports of indoor and field meetings.

​The Library of the Society, also founded in 1906, is located in the Botany Department W in the Museum.

West Lancashire Wildlife


The group was established in 2009 as a friendly, informal natural history group, focussing on the wildlife and habitats of West Lancashire and the Sefton Coast.

We run indoor meetings every month at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk and organise a variety of field trips and training sessions. 
We are also beginning to get involved in practical, hands on conservation at some sites in the area. 

If you want to know more, come along to one of the meetings, look at our schedule in the events section, or contact The Membership Secretary. 

NWNU Bryophyte & Lichen Section


All meetings are on Saturdays starting at 10:30 and will commence whatever the weather. Please bring food and clothing adequate for a full day in the field and check with the leader or Section Secretary a day or so before the meeting in case of venue changes. Beginners are welcome at ANY meeting and there will always be a more experienced field bryologist present who will be more than happy to name and talk through the identification features of species encountered. There will not always be a Lichenologist present.

Merseyside & West Lancashire Bat Group

The Merseyside and West Lancashire Bat Group is a group of individuals who have an interest in all things Bat!

We have similar aims to learn and share knowledge, in addition to furthering the cause of bat conservation in its many forms, at times this might include doing bat walks, batty talks and caring for injured bats.

Please take your time to have a look around, the links above will take you to some of our main pages but there is much more information throughout the website.

Merseyside BioBank Active Naturalists


Merseyside BioBank Active Naturalists are an active group of naturalists, volunteers, wildlife recorders and more that have a passion for wildlife in North Merseyside and recognise the value and importance of 'biological recording' to help conservation and to ensure that the important places for wildlife are recognised and evidenced.

The members have wide ranging interests in wildlife and we share that knowledge and experience within the group to help each other to pursue and expand our interests and make us better biological recorders.

Merseyside Naturalists' Association


Do you want to find out more about the wildlife of our area? Are you fascinated by birds, plants, mammals, marine life, insects, dragonflies or butterflies? Would you like to go on trips to see them accompanied by experts?
The MNA offers a wide variety of outdoor meetings and coach trips allowing members to learn about wildlife in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Contact John Clegg secretary@mnapage.info


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