The project aims to develop interest and skills from the very basic through to highly skilled. We want people to be enthused about Springtails and the mysterious world in which they live. We want to raise awareness of the vital functions they and other ‘soil fauna’ perform often without us realising it!

We also need people who are willing to help us better understand the species that live in our area from the fragile dunes of the Sefton Coast up to the bogs and wetlands of the West Pennine Moors and everything in between. South Lancs. really does have it all!

To start we need people who are willing to collect samples from the field and/or help to identify things that have been collected. We aim to get at least one sample from every 5km square (quadrant) in South Lancashire by the end of 2018!

You can register an interest by contacting us at