Welcome to Backyard Microscope

Hi folks and welcome to our blog.  The question:  What do you do with over 30 years of Microscope and Photography experience.  The Answer:  You begin a YouTube Channel, a Blog, and a Facebook Page to “Pay it Forward”.

We are very excited to announce the simultaneous launch of our Backyard Microscope Facebook Page, Backyard Microscope Blog, and Backyard Microscope YouTube Channel.  Follow us and you will discover stunning videos, photographs (like the ones you see here) and experiments (some that we will teach you to do at home with your own microscope!).

A fly wing under fluorescence – Note all the tiny black spines used for lift
Diatoms: Jewels of the Sea
Diatoms: Jewels of the Sea
Bombardier Beetle Spray Nozzle
Bombardier Beetle Spray Nozzles

The backyard team has been busy putting together unique specimens and projects in order to deliver fun, captivating and highly educational science lessons rooted in microscopy.  Our goal is to deliver lessons that will inspire kids and adults alike to go “hunting” in their own backyards for treasures that can be viewed under regular microscopes.







We would love for everyone to be as captivated as we are with the beauty, design and fascination of the microscopic universe. Each lesson will have something fun and wacky as well as something interesting and novel.





Join us, subscribe to our  “Backyard Microscope” YouTube Channel, follow this ” Backyard Microscope” Blog, like us on our “Backyard Microscope” Facebook Page!!  We encourage you to send us your requests.  Let us know what you would like to see under the microscope.  Our team is ready to showcase subscriber (that’s you!) high quality microscopy videos on this channel.


Our first episode on YouTube will feature a full discussion and experiment starring this incredible image.  We are in the final editing stages so stay tuned!!




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