This and the following specimens are all smaller than my fingernail. This moss is from the balconey, and this particular type of moss appears to be the most common moss around our area.
This is another moss from the balconey. I don't know its name and can't seem to identify it but all I can tell is that it is some sort of pleurocapous mosses (which means that it grows in a freely branching pattern).
This is a sliver of cedar branch. Or at least I think it is cedar. Or maybe it could be juniper. Its really confusing, all these evergreen trees look very similar to me. I need a crash course on how to identify trees in the UK...
USB Microscope Software - Microcapture, miXScope
My microscope was a generic that looks a lot like the other microscopes on the market but cost just about £20. It came with some software for windows and mac, but the mac version seem to be quite deficient in taking pictures because it won't save to disk. That was an easy thing for me to work around as I already had Snapz Pro but later I checked out that someone else had made a workaround for it, or alternatively you can actually download an updated version of MicroCapture (v2.5) on adafruit.
Finally saving to disk... (it will automatically save to the Pictures folder on a mac)
Another alternative is to use other more professional usb microscope software such as QXScope and miXScope. Those applications aren't free but I did check a trial of them out and they also worked fine with my generic no-brand usb microscope. miXScope will let you annotate over the video which might be useful for educational purposes, make measurements, etc...
Live Annotation / Drawing