The Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB) is proud to announce that our new Earthworm Recorder's Handbook has been published on our website.
This document was designed to provide guidance for new and existing earthworm recorders with regards to all aspects of earthworm recording, including sampling and identification.
The handbook combines previous ESB guidance with new content and covers topics such as earthworm sampling techniques, earthworm preservation, recordng earthworms and identifying earthworms.
As an Environmental Scientist at Forest Research, Frank provides specialist expertise on soil sustainability through research into woodland soil quality and soil ecology. Frank is particularly interested in the interactions between soil physical, chemical and biological quality and woodland ecology and ecosystem service delivery.
The Field Studies Council have secured a £1.23 million The National Lottery grant through the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund invertebrate identification training and recording events across the West Midlands and South East England.
The project will include training courses covering beetles, true flies, aculeate hymentoptera, molluscs, freshwater invertebrates, true bugs, arachnids and (most importantly) soil invertebrates.
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.