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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!
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!
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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.
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
Data from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Garden BirdWatch survey, carried out by volunteers across the UK,show a fourfold increase in the number of gardens recording a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, making 2022 a record year.These large, colourful insects are often mistaken for hummingbirds because of the way they hover over flowers and use their long…
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…
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…
Off to the seaside this summer? Scientists from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) want people to help protect one of our most colourful ducks by looking out for their distinctive feathers on beaches around UK estuaries. At this time of year, most British Shelduck migrate across the North Sea to find a safe place to…