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.

Sorby Invertebrate Group

SIG Secretary: Derek Whiteley, email
Lithobius variegatus © Paul Richards

Banded Centipede (Lithobius variegatus).

 

The Sorby Invertebrate Group aims to:

  • Undertake more recording and surveys and increase our knowledge of the invertebrates of South Yorkshire, north Derbyshire, the Peak National Park, and north Nottinghamshire. The group appoints Recorders who are responsible for keeping records.
  • Co-ordinate the existing recording schemes and stimulate new ones.
  • Publish frequent reports and papers in existing publications.
  • Promote the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.
  • Encourage an interest in and enjoyment of invertebrates by providing facilities for members to meet informally and exchange ideas, help and advice.
  • Increase the standard of identification and recording by organising workshops and identification dayschools.
  • Publish a review of the Insects of South Yorkshire.
  • Organising field trips to record and enjoy local invertebrates.
  • Publish distribution maps of local species.

Butterfly Recording Scheme

To stimulate more recording, we have prepared a working document containing a series of maps generated from the Sorby Butterfly database together with some accompanying information on the recording scheme itself. You can download this by clicking on the link below.

Butterfly Atlas Supplement (PDF)

Photographs

We encourage members to post their best or unusual photographs of invertebrates in  “Sorbyshire”  in the Sorby Natural History Society’s Flickr Group.