The Sorby Natural History Society, Sheffield

Covering a full range of natural history interests in Sheffield and the surrounding area, providing for both interested beginners and specialists.

The Sorby Natural History Society is a registered charity, formed in 1918 in honour of Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908). We are a forum for naturalists of all ages and abilities to meet, enjoy natural history, collect, store and share information, explore the Sorby Study Area and promote conservation of wildlife and geology. We have groups that organise events, such as lectures, field meetings, surveys and workshops, we produce several publications including a monthly newsletter and an annual Sorby Record and currently hold over 750,000 species records. Read more…

Book Sale Success

The book sale at St Augustine’s Church on Saturday 2nd April succeeded in raising more than £750 for Sorby funds…

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2016-17 Programme

Our programme of activities for April 2016 to March 2017 is now available on our website at Full details of each activity will be provided in our monthly newsletter, which is distributed free of charge to members by post or by email.... read more

Sharing your natural history photos

Members are invited to share their natural history photos via our Flickr group. Photos added to the Flickr group automatically appear in our Twitter feed and on our Facebook page.... read more