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 Mammal Group

Secretary: Derek Whiteley, Beech Cottage, Wardlow, Derbyshire, SK17 8RP.
Recorder: Val Clinging, The Sorby Mammal Recorder, 44 Alms Hill Road, Sheffield S11 9RS.
Mountain Hare © Derek Whiteley

Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus).

Sorby Mammal Group was formed in 1990 to promote the study, recording and survey of mammals in the Sorby region – South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and the Peak National Park. It functions as a local group for the Mammal Society and contributes records to Mammal Society national surveys.

A major ongoing project is the Sorby Mammal Atlas. The latest edition was published in print in The Sorby Record in 1997. An updated atlas is in progress and a selection of draft maps are available here. All your records are very much welcomed for this project. Send in records of your observations of mammals to Val Clinging at the address shown above.

We are also joint organisers of the Derbyshire Mammal Atlas Project, with the Derbyshire Mammal Group, published in 2012 as The Mammals of Derbyshire.

Indoor and outdoor meetings are organised as part of the Sorby Natural History Society programme and the Mammal Society’s National Mammal Week. Reports of previous meetings can be viewed here.

We are also doing special surveys of Otters, Mink, Harvest Mice, Mountain Hares and Longshaw bats.

The Mammals of Derbyshire

‘The Mammals of Derbyshire’, published in 2012.



Sorby Mammal Reports
Sorby Mammal Atlas