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Wildlife Notes

Dr Phil Smith is a retired biology lecturer who was a Trustee of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust from 1970 to 2010.  He has wide natural history interests, being especially enthusiastic about the flora and fauna of sand-dunes and salt-marshes.  Spending much of his time on biological surveys to promote the understanding and conservation of Northwest wildlife, Phil is also a keen photographer.


In 2002, he was awarded an MBE for services to nature conservation. Phil has written over 300 scientific reports, articles and papers and two books, including The Sands of Time Revisited (2009) describing the history and natural history of the Sefton Coast sand-dunes.


In the series of monthly articles Phil describes some of the highlights of a life spent amongst nature in Merseyside.

With the Latest Wildlife Notes and Wildlife Notes 2012 onwards, it is now possible to click on a thumbnail image in the document

and view an enlarged image in stunning close up detail

“The History of Human Influence on the Sefton Coast”

March 2021.

Dr. Phil Smith has provided an updated and fascinating (44 page) report

supported with a wide variety of fascinating images for our Civic Society pages.

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