If you’re interested in earthworms but don’t feel ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this day is for you! It’s a day for people who are fascinated by earthworms but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction to the world of earthworms and the art (and science!) of telling one kind from another.
- Come and learn about the different ecological types of British earthworms and their natural history
- Listen to some fascinating facts about the worldwide diversity of earthworms
- Learn why earthworms are so important to both man and nature
- Observe earthworms in their natural environment
- Find out what to do if you want to take your interest further
Please note that this is an introductory course and absolutely no experience of earthworms is needed – just a passion for nature and learning more about wildlife that is often overlooked. The day will include a mixture of classroom and outside sessions so please dress appropriately.
About the tutor
Keiron Derek Brown first became interested in invertebrates during a field-based entomology module at university and went on to volunteer on soil biodiversity research projects at the Natural History Museum (London). This included sorting samples of inverts to order level and sampling inverts across the New Forest (Hampshire) and the Malaysian rainforests of Borneo. Keiron now manages the FSC BioLinks project, with the aim of inspiring amateur naturalists to take up the identification and recording of invert groups that are often forgotten and rarely recorded. In his spare time he is a trustee of the London Natural History Society and is the national recorder for earthworms (running the National Earthworm Recording Scheme on behalf of the Earthworm Society of Britain).
About FSC London: Beckenham Place Park
Working together with London Borough of Lewisham to deliver education services in Beckenham Place Park.
FSC London offers a range of courses across the Capital City, using inspiring and exciting natural and built sites across London. Through working at a wide range of sites, we offer courses that suit your needs. All our teaching sites are fully accessible and are located near tube or train stations. FSC work together with London Borough of Lewisham to deliver education services in Beckenham Place Park. The Homestead Education Centre, with two classrooms is in the 18th Century stable block and has easy access to sites across the Park.