Merseyside Naturalists' Association
Welcome to the Merseyside Naturalists' Association website.
Do you want to find out more about the wildlife of our area?
Are you fascinated by birds, plants, mammals, fungi or butterflies?
Would you like to go on trips to see them accompanied by experts?
We offer a wide and varied programme of local walks and talks. See our programme.
If you would like to get involved, then join us in the Merseyside Naturalists' Association, to meet people with similar interests in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
The MNA is the green way to see wildlife.
The MNA uses public transport and car-sharing for local walks.
The MNA arranges coach trips to nature reserves.
The MNA arranges talks on Saturday afternoons during the winter months.
The MNA always welcomes new members and visitors and is suitable for everyone.
The MNA charges only £5 a year, which includes a free newsletter, free talks and films, and free local walks. (There are sometimes entrance charges and we have to make a charge for our coach trips, of course.)
If you are planning to buy anything from Amazon, we would be grateful if you would click on the advert below, which will take you to the Amazon website. Then log in and shop as usual. Amazon will remember that you entered their site from the MNA link and will give us a small commission on anything you buy. We will then use that commission to help preserve wildlife on Merseyside.
The MNA arranges field trips to see wildlife in the North West of England and North Wales. We cater for a wide variety of natural history interests. We have an extensive programme of meetings by public transport and private transport and we also run coach trips to destinations further afield. There are always two pick-up points for our coach trips in Liverpool, and if we are going southwards we also pick up on the Wirral. During the winter months we have a programme of illustrated lectures. An annual illustrated newsletter is sent to all members. We are always pleased to welcome new members and anyone can come along to any of our meetings to see if they would be interested in joining us.
See reports on our previous trips on the MNA blog.
We are running nine coach trips in 2013 … Holyhead / Beddmanarch Bay, North Wales, Cannock Chase, Lower Derwent Valley, Hutton Roof, Lathkill Dale, Bassenthwaite, Fairburn Ings RSPB and Carsington Water. See our Programme
Our local field trips / outdoor meetings (by public transport, car or car share) regularly go to Parkgate, Marshside, Wigan Flashes, Hilbre Island, Hay Bridge, Haweswater, Leasowe, Wirral Country Park, Longton Brickcroft NR, Orrell Water Park, Pickerings Pasture, Burscough Reed Beds, Great Orme, Sefton Coast, Sefton Meadows, Sidings Lane, Neumann's Flash, Croxteth Hall, Woolston Eyes, Carr Mill Dam, Delamere Forest, Formby Squirrel Reserve, Rimrose Valley, Pennington Flash, Frodsham and Mere Sands Wood. See our Programme
Several members are experts in their fields, so no matter what obscure insect, fungus, rare bird or flower is encountered, there's usually an MNA member present who can identify it.