The records submitted to the National Earthworm Recording Scheme during 2016 have been processed and we bring you this report to show you what these records are starting to tell us. All of the records covered by this report are available to download from the NBN Gateway (just search for Earthworm Society of Britain).
2016 was a great year for the ESB and this report summarises our progress regarding:
Today the ESB reached a new social media landmark as we now have over 1,000 likes on Facebook! We received a sudden surge in likes due to our new video 'Earthworms Are Important'. The video has been shared by many, including Springwatch and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Watch our animation 'Earthworms Are Important'...
Few people realise that Great Britain is home to 29 species of earthworm. This one day beginners' course will take you through the biology and ecology of these fascinating ecosystem engineers, and explain why all earthworms are not the same. Participants will be introduced to the different sampling methods for recording earthworms. The Earthworm Ecology course acts as a a great introduction to anyone who is planning on attending our two-day Earthworm Identification Weekend course.