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. 

Earthworm Identification Using Microscopes

Location

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

Location

FSC Preston Montford, Shropshire

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FULLY BOOKED

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: