National Earthworm Recording Scheme Report 2016

NERS total records 2016

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:

Earthworm Key Testing Workshops

Earthworm expert (and Earthworm Society of Britain President) Emma Sherlock is in the process of updating the current FSC Key to the Identification of Earthworms of the UK & Ireland. The second edition will contain live photos of earthworms, updated taxonomy and a key to some of the non-native earthworm species that have been found in British greenhouses and botanical gardens.

Preston Montford Field Meeting 2015 Report

Our Preston Montford Field Meeting 2015 was a huge success. The team sampled sites across Powis Castle (Powys, Wales) and FSC Preston Montford (Shropshire, England). In total 51 new earthworm records were produced and 14 new earthworm recorders were trained in the identification course.

A summary of the field meeting results is available to download on our downloads page.

Earthworm Records Report 2014

The ESB are pleased to bring you a report summarising the successes of the National Earthworm Recording Scheme in 2014.

Over 2,400 earthworm records were submitted in total during 2014!

A big thank you goes out to the organisers of our 3 field meetings and all of the earthworm recorders that submitted records.

See the full report here.