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 Microscopical Group

Secretary: Post vacant

Meetings of the Microscopical Group are open to all members of the Society and possession of a microsope is NOT essential. Meetings consist of talks and demonstrations of the applications of the microscope in various scientific disciplines followed by practical use of the microscope in the examination of specimens. Talks and demonstrations might range from patterns found in fish scales, micro-life in ponds, Diatoms and Desmids through to pollen, mosses, beetles and fungi and their spores.

A lot of expertise and advice is readily available at these meetings. Beginners are especially welcome and every assistance is given. Members who have them are asked to bring microscopes and/or specimens to the indoor meetings. Some field trips are arranged, and specimens examined at the next indoor meeting, usually the following week.