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.
The Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB) will be testing the upcoming earthworm key (2nd edition) published by The Field Studies Council in a FREE workshops:
Earthworm Key Testing Workshop - Shropshire
When: Tue, 24 Jan 2017
Where: Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire
Delivered in partnership with the FSC Tomorrow's Biodiversity project.
The workshops will be lead by the author of the key, Emma Sherlock, and the ESB recording officer, Keiron Derek Brown. They'll run from 11:00 to 16:00 and provide a unique opportunity to be involved in the testing and development of an identification key.
We would like a mix of abilities, so both experienced earthworm recorders and those new to earthworm identification are welcome, Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting me via the email provided on the event Facebook pages (see ESB events on the ESB Facebook page or the website link below).
Places are limited and must be booked in advance by emailing our recording officer at keironderekbrown(a)gmail.com.
Please note that the workshop will involve the use of ethanol and the preserved specimens. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own specimens, though any live specimens will need to be preserved on the day.
STOP PRESS: THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED BUT YOU CAN STILL CONTACT KEIRON TO RESERVE A SPACE IN THE CASE OF ANY DROP-OUTS.