Local naturalist groups

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Local naturalist groups

There are a number of local naturalist groups in our region.

If you would like to volunteer with a group, become a member, or would just like more information, use the contact details below.

If you would like to become part of a Wildlife Trust-affiliated local group, please click here to find one.

General Groups

North Western Naturalists Union
W: northwesternnaturalistsunion.org.uk

Cheshire Naturalist Groups
W: www.record-lrc.co.uk

Merseyside Naturalists Association
W:  www.mnapage.info

MBAN - Merseyside BioBank Active Naturalists
F: www.facebook.com/groups/ActiveNaturalists

Chorley and District Natural History Society
W: www.chorleynats.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/chorleynats

Clitheroe Naturalists 
E: clitheroenaturalists@gmail.com
F: www.facebook.com/CNSociety

Burnley Wildlife Conservation Forum
Meets every six weeks at Burnley Town Hall
E: jlamb@lancswt.org.uk
T: 01282 778653

Fylde Naturalists’ Society 
W: www.fyldenaturalists.co.uk
F: www.facebook.com/groups/1501718480121691

Nelson Naturalists Society
Contact: David Nelson
E: davidnelson@btinternet.com

North Lancashire Wildlife Group
W: www.nlwg.co.uk
F: www.facebook.com/groups/1009462639095816

Parbold Wildlife Group
E: abelchris@talktalk.net
F: www.facebook.com/parboldwildlifegroup

Preston Society (Natural History and Bird Watching)
W: www.prestonsociety.co.uk

Rochdale Field Naturalist Society
W: www.rochdalefieldnaturalists.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/groups/965410946937744

West Lancashire Wildlife
W: www.westlancswildlife.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/WestLancsWildlife

Friends of Group
Most Parks across Lancashire have friends of groups involved in practical conservation work in the park – check out the notice board at your local park or Council Website to find out more.

Friends of Bowland
W: www.friendsofbowland.org.uk

Friends of Beacon Fell
W: www.friendsofbeaconfell.yolasite.com

Friends of Wycoller
W: www.friendsofwycoller.co.uk

Seas, Rivers

Ribble Rivers Trust
W: www.Ribbletrust.org.uk

Lune Rivers Trust 
W: www.luneriverstrust.org.uk

Lancashire Marine Conservation Society
W: www.lancashiremcs.org.uk


Liverpool Botanical Society
E: wendy.atkinson@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
W: www.livbotsoc.weebly.com

Lancashire Botany Group
W: www.lancashirebotanygroup.weebly.com


Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society
W: www.lacfs.org.uk

Lancashire Badger Group 
W: www.lancashirebadgergroup.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/lancashirebadgergroup

Lancashire Mammal Group 
W: www.lancashiremammals.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/Lancsmammals

North Merseyside Amphibian and Reptile Group
Contact: Mike Brown
E: mb001b9658@blueyonder.co.uk
W: www.groups.arguk.org/NMARG

Amphibian and Reptile Group of South Lancashire
W: www.argsl.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/groups/244273034523/?fref=n

Merseyside and West Lancashire Bat Group
W: www.bat-group.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/MWLBG

South Lancashire Bat Group
W: www.slbg.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/groups/74417246860

East Lancashire Bat Group
W: www.bats.org.uk/pages/east_lancashire_bat_group.htm
F: www.facebook.com/BatConservationTrus

North Lancashire Bat Group
W: www.nlbg.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/groups/216103601773723

Lancashire Branch of Butterfly Conservation
W: www.butterfly-conservation.org/306/lancashire-branch.htm

Lancashire Moths
W: www.lancashiremoths.co.uk

Lancashire Lepidopter
F: www.facebook.com/groups/119829941488294

Lancashire and Cheshire Entomological Society
F: www.facebook.com/groups/674368245993948


Blackburn & District Bird Club
W: www.blackburnbirdclub.co.uk

East Lancashire Ornithologists’ Club
W: www.eastlancsornithologists.org.uk

Fylde Bird Club
W: www.fyldebirdclub.org

Leigh Ornithological Society 
W: www.leighos.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/groups/leighos

Martin Mere 
W: wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere

Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society
W: www.lancasterbirdwatching.org.uk


North West Fungus Group
W: www.fungus.org.uk/nwfg.htm
F: www.facebook.com/groups/NorthWestFungusGroup

For links to Lancashire Wildlife Blogs, Flickr, Facebook Groups

Lancashire Wildlife Bogs 

Lancashire Local Environmental and Wildlife Groups