Merseyside BioBank exists to collect, collate and quality assure information on the natural environment to better inform conservation and decision taking for the benefit of Biodiversity in North Merseyside.


Species observations held


Information reports delivered


Hectares of habitat data held


People sharing information


Local Wildlife Sites

Explore Our Work & Access Information

Access Information

We provide access to species, habitat and other biodiversity information in the North Merseyside area. Services are free to many users. Find out more here!

Share Information

The majority of the information we hold has come from volunteers, naturalists and associated organisations. Shared to enable more informed and transparent conservation. Are you considering sharing information with us? Find out more here!


We support biodiversity related projects, wildlife recording and field and office based volunteering in our area. Find out what’s on and how you can get involved!

Validation & Verification

We feed data directly into the local development control process, strategic review and on to national and even international conservation and research as such we must have confidence in the data we supply. Review the process we use to improve confidence in data.

Data Holdings

The term biodiversity covers wide range of information on the natural environment and there are an enormous amount of unique sources for data covering species and habitat and the additional evidence this has been used to create. Explore what we hold.

Transparency & Governance

Merseyside BioBank is hosted by Sefton Council but operates across the Liverpool Combined Authority area (Liverpool City Region) and across a wide range of public, private and charitable interests. Find out more about how we’re managed here.

Latest News & Notes From The Field

Andricus infectorius confirmed in North Merseyside

It is rare for people to take the time to look at the small and plain things that live around us but for those that do there are exciting discoveries that can be made as has been the case for local naturalist and recorder Susan Marley. A photo added to iNaturalist of a rather non-descript…

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Dr Phil Smith Wildlife Notes: July

Phasia hemiptera at Ravenmeols by Dr Phil Smith Tricoloured Convolvulus (Convolvulus tricolor) at Kirkdale Road, Formby by Dr Phil Smith Yucca gloriosa at Falklands Way by Dr Phil Smith Ruby-tailed Wasp (Chrysis sp.) at Falklands Way by Dr Phil Smith Knotch-horned Cleg (Haematopota pluvialis) from Hightown by Dr Phil Smith Hare’s-tail (Lagurus ovatus) at Falklands…

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