Earthworm Identification Using Microscopes

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FSC London: Bushy Park

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Earthworms are widely known to be vital for a host of ecosystem services. They improve soil structure, facilitating better drainage and aeration of the soil. They recycle nutrients from decaying plant material and animal waste (including human food and garden waste) back into the soil and are essential for agriculture. They are also a staple food source for many of our most-loved vertebrate species: hedgehogs, badgers, birds, frogs and even foxes!

Earthworm Ecology and Identification Weekend

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FSC Preston Montford, Shropshire

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This weekend course will provide an introduction to earthworms as a group, their natural history, how to collect them and how to identify them to species level using microscopes. The course will be a mixture of classroom sessions and fieldwork. The course is suitable for those with an interest in earthworms, and no experience of microscopes or earthworm identification is necessary (but please note that we will be working with dead specimens, which are essential for accurately identifying species). By the end of the weekend participants will:

Earthworm Identification Workshop

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Natural History Museum, London

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The new key to the earthworms of the UK & Ireland by the Natural History Museum's Emma Sherlock come out on 20th April! Help the Natural History Museum celebrate by coming along to a day to learn how to identify these important and fascinating invertebrates and find out how to contribute to recording schemes in the process.

The event is free, but places are limited and booking is essential. To book your place email idtrainers@nhm.ac.uk by 18th April.

Full attendee instructions will be sent when you book.

Earthworms and their habitats

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London Wetland Centre

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Join Anthony Roach, Enquiries Officer for the Earthworm Society of Britain who is talking at this year's Wildlife Gardening Forum about earthworms and the work of the Earthworm Society of Britain. Find out more about the diversity of the UK's species of earthworms, their lifestyles and their variety of habitats. Learn about simple methods that you can try to encourage earthworms into your garden and find out a more about the citizen science project Earthworm Watch, supported by the society.
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Join Anthony Roach, Enquiries Officer for the Earthworm Society of Britain who is talking at this year's Wildlife Gardening Forum about earthworms and the work of the Earthworm Society of Britain. Find out more about the diversity of the UK's species of earthworms, their lifestyles and their variety of habitats. Learn about simple methods that you can try to encourage earthworms into your garden and find out more about the citizen science project Earthworm Watch, supported by the society. 

Identifying & Recording Earthworms

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FSC Juniper Hall

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Fully Booked

There are currently 29 species of earthworm living freely in soils in the UK. They are vital to the economic health of our country, as they are crucial for soil health, food production, waste decomposition and even flood mitigation. They are also a vital food resource for many other species of wildlife. In addition, they were a lifelong obsession of Charles Darwin, and have many fascinating behaviours.

Annual General Meeting 2018

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Angela Marmont Centre (NHM), London

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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.

Please enter the Museum as a visitor.  If there are queues on the day, please speak to a museum Visitor Assistant at the front of the queue and explain that you have an appointment in the AMC and you should be able to skip the queue. Someone will be in the AMC to greet you from 1.50pm on the day.

Earthworm Identification (2-day course)

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Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Northern Ireland

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Earthworms are crucial for soil health, but we know relatively little about their distributions, population sizes and impacts from land management and invading species. This two-day course will look at sampling techniques, identification and ecology of earthworms. It is aimed at supporting and encouraging recording so we can establish a better picture of this species group in Ireland.

Learn To Love Earthworms

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Woods Mill Nature Reserve (East Sussex)

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Fully Booked

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.

Earthworm ID Weekend

Location

Woods Mill Nature Reserve (East Sussex)

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Fully Booked

There are 29 species of earthworm living freely in soils in the UK. They are vital to the economic health of our country, as they are crucial for soil health, food production, waste decomposition and even flood mitigation.