The Merseyside Naturalists' Association was founded by Eric Hardy in 1938 with the aim of educating the public about natural history, protecting fauna and flora and preserving important wildlife habitats for the benefit of the public. We arrange regular indoor and outdoor meetings, act jointly with other organisations having similar charitable puposes and collect and collate natural history records. We are Registered Charity No 1039420.
Chairman: David Bryant
Secretary: Barbara Lee
Treasurer: Alexander Mansfield
We hope to reply to e-mails within five working days, although there may be a longer delay during busy periods.
Please note that the MNA does not deal with queries about wildlife in distress. We suggest you call the RSPCA's national 24-hour cruelty and advice line on: 0870 5555 999. Don't move the bird or animal, but record the exact location where you saw it. Try the HelpWildlife website. Choose the link on the left of the page for "Sick or injured wildlife" and follow the advice.
Members of the MNA are welcome to attend our programme of field meetings throughout the Merseyside area and our coach trips further afield. Visitors are welcome at all meetings. Members and visitors attend all meetings at their own risk.
Membership costs £5.00 a year. Membership subscriptions are due on January 1st each year. Make cheques payable to Merseyside Naturalists' Association. Send your cheque to the Membership Secretary, John Clegg, at 29 Barlow Lane, Kirkdale, Liverpool, L4 3QP. One reminder only will be sent. Existing members will receive a renewal form at the end of the year.
Please notify the membership secretary of any change of address. If you wish to join, see the membership application form on our Join Us page.
See our programme for details of forthcoming coach trips.
Book seats with Dave Hardy on 07811 323354
Coach bookings must be paid for unless cancelled at least 7 days before the meeting.
Check your transport arrangements to get to the pick-up point and try not to be late.
Bring your binoculars.
Carry food, drink, waterproofs and a waterproof pad to sit on in case we have to eat lunch on damp grass.
Visitors are welcome on our coach trips, as long as there are sufficient seats available.
Members and visitors join coach trips at their own risk.
See our programme for details of this year's indoor meetings.
Admission is free to all indoor meetings.
Indoor meetings are held at Bootle Cricket Club, Wadham Road, Bootle, Liverpool, Merseyside, L20 2DD
How to get to Bootle Cricket Club: map and details of public transport routes.