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Sorby Natural History Society, Sheffield
The Sorby Natural History Society (see http://www.sorby.org.uk/ ) was formed in 1918 as the Sorby Scientific Society in honour of Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908) and is the natural history society for Sheffield and the surrounding region, including South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, the Peak District, the Dukeries and Sherwood (the 'Sorby Study Area'). The Society covers a full range of natural history interests providing for both interested beginners and specialists.
Amongst the 100 or so meetings per annum organised by the Society there are around six field meetings specifically looking at lichens. Occasional lichen workshops for beginners are also organised.
Details of these meetings are publicised on the BLS website as well as in the annual programme and monthly newsletters of the Sorby NHS. The lichen recorder is Steve Price email lichenrecords@sorby,org.uk