Earthworm Ecology

Location

FSC Bishops Wood Centre. Crossway Green, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire. DY13 9SE

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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.

Earthworm Ecology

Location

FSC Bushy Park. The Stockyard, Bushy Park, London.

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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.

Earthworm Identification Weekend

Location

FSC Malham Tarn Field Centre, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire.

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ESB Earthworm Identification Weekends are two-day intermediate courses involving a sampling day in the field with an identification workshop the following day. These workshops provide participants with the knowledge and skills they will need to sample, identify and record British earthworms, provide support/verification for existing earthworm recorders and generate new earthworm records/species lists for previously unrecorded sites.

Earthworm Identification Weekend

Location

FSC Castle Head Field Centre, Grange over Sands, Cumbria. LA11 6QT

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ESB Earthworm Identification Weekends are two-day intermediate courses involving a sampling day in the field with an identification workshop the following day. These workshops provide participants with the knowledge and skills they will need to sample, identify and record British earthworms, provide support/verification for existing earthworm recorders and generate new earthworm records/species lists for previously unrecorded sites.

Earthworm Identification Workshop

Location

Pegsdon Hills and Hoo Bit, Hitchin, Bedfordshire

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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.