The Earthworm Society's AGM will be held in the Angela Marmott Centre at the Natural History Museum London on Sunday 9th September, 2pm - 4pm. This is open to all current ESB members.
The Field Studies Council have updated their Key to the Earthworms of the UK and Ireland and released the second edition of this publication. Furthermore, they are offering an earlybird offer: £7.00 instead of £9.00 if ordered online by 31 May 2018.
The Second Edition is twice as long as the First Edition and includes several new features:
This year Wild About Gardens is going wild about worms! These wriggly fellows are well known to gardeners all over. At first glance they might not seem particularly special, but they’re essential for our soils and wildlife. There are no less than 29 earthworm species in the UK and each one has an integral role in our ecosystem. It's time to take action for the worms in your garden!
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.
The records submitted to the National Earthworm Recording Scheme during 2016 have been processed and we bring you this report to show you what these records are starting to tell us. All of the records covered by this report are available to download from the NBN Gateway (just search for Earthworm Society of Britain).
2016 was a great year for the ESB and this report summarises our progress regarding: