Wiltshire Earthworm Identification Weekend

Location

Wiltshire

Start

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

The Wild Connections team have teamed up with the Earthworm Society of Britain to bring you this weekend specifically tailored for discovering Wiltshire's earthworm species. One day will be dedicated to field sampling, and the second to identification, this is a great opportunity to gain an in depth knowledge, and help to contribute to the county's earthworm records. 

Meet: Earthworm Identification Weekend

South Cumbria Earthworm Identification Weekend

Location

FSC Castle Head Field Centre, Grange over Sands, Cumbria. LA11 6QT

Start

ESB logo

ESB Earthworm Identification Weekends are two-day courses suitable for beginners and more experienced recorders alike, involving a sampling day in the field with an identification workshop the following day. These workshops provide participants with the knowledge and skills they will need to sample, identify and record British earthworms, provide support/verification for existing earthworm recorders and generate new earthworm records/species lists for previously unrecorded sites.

Hampstead Heath Earthworm Survey

Location

Hampstead Heath, London

Start

London Natural History Society

This earthworm site survey will be field based and involve sampling a range of sites and habitats. Experienced recorders will be on hand to provide training and guidance to anyone new to earthworm recording. The aim of the day is to collect specimens for identification at the Earthworm Identification Workshop the following week at the Natural History Museum. The records will be used to update the Hampstead Heath Earthworm Report

Earthworm Identification Workshop (London)

Location

Natural History Museum

Start

London Natural History Society

There are 29 species of earthworm living freely in soils in the UK. The course will begin by giving a general overview of British earthworm species and how to collect and preserve them (to accurately identify British earthworms they do need to be preserved). It will involve identifying the earthworm specimens collected during the Hampstead Heath Earthworm Survey the previous week.

Earthworm Identification Workshop (Bedfordshire)

Location

Pegsdon Hills and Hoo Bit, Hitchin, Bedfordshire

Start

Wildlife Trusts Logo

There are 29 species of earthworm living freely in soils in the UK. The course will begin by giving a general overview of British earthworm species and how to collect and preserve them (to accurately identify British earthworms they do need to be preserved). It will involve some collecting in nearby habitats for a short period using various sampling methods.

Darwin's Garden Earthworm Identification Weekend

Location

Darwin's Garden and Preston Montford Field Centre (Shropshire)

Start

Field Studies Council logo

This two day non-residential event is a great way to get into earthworm recording. If you have some experience of recording earthworms, this event is an ideal opportunity to hone your skills and spend time with like-minded people finding out more about Shropshire's earthworms.