Earthworm Ecology

Location

Loggerheads Country Park, Loggerheads, Mold, CH7 SLH

Start

North Wales Wildlife Trust logo

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.

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 Society of Britain AGM 2017

Location

Natural History Museum (London)

Start

ESB Logo 2017

The Earthworm Society of Britain AGM will be held this year at the Natural History Museum (London) in the Angela Marmont Centre.

The AGM will include reports on the activities and the successes of the society over the past 18 months and election of the ESB trustees, as well as talks from two fantastic speakers:

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.