Welcome to the ESB!

The Earthworm Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (ESB) aims to promote and support scientific research so that earthworms and their environment can be better understood. Through its work the society aims to encourage the conservation of earthworms and their habitats and to educate and inspire people so that these fascinating creatures may continue to be enjoyed in the future.

SuperComposters UK Virtual MeetUp

SuperComposters

The theme for the 5th annual World Earthworm Day on 21st October 2020 was SuperComposters – to celebrate the relationship between man, waste and worms!

The Earthworm Society of Britain teamed up with The Field Studies Council to deliver our SuperComposters UK Virtual Meetup event for those interested in learning more about vermicomposting and the important role that earthworms can play in helping us deal with our waste.

Author

Keiron Derek Brown

Earthworms - Our Underground Allies

Talk: Wildlife logo
Allan Archer set up talk: Wildlife in 2000 to raise awareness about conservation projects that he felt were not as well-known as they should be. Fast forward to 2020, and Allan is releasing regular interviews with biodiversity experts from the UK and beyond. Allan caught up with Keiron Brown (Recording Officer for the Earthworm Society of Britain) and they chatted about many aspects of earthworm biology, ecology and diversity.

Earthworm Compost Survey Results

Compost survey
In 2011 we first ran the Earthworm Compost Survey. We had a great response, over 225 people told us about their compost and 209 people found earthworms in their compost! The survey was re-launched in September 2014 and 563 responses in total were received before it closed in 2015. This report presents the findings of this survey to date.

Author

Keiron Derek Brown

Vermicomposting Toilets

Vermicomposting worm tank
Vermicomposting (composting using earthworms) is a practice that many of us are familiar with, and is a great way of reducing the environmental impact of our household waste. However, kitchen scraps and hedge clippings are not the only waste that humans produce that can be dealt with by earthworms…

Author

Keiron Derek Brown

Worms and Peace

Anna de la Vega
Worms are the worlds unsung heroes. Throughout the world worm farming is revolutionising agriculture and organic waste management, helping us move towards regenerative practices that have the capacity to directly tackle climate change and repair degraded soil.

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Anna de la Vega

Soil Pit Survey iRecord Form

iRecord logo
A new iRecord form has been developed by the Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB) to facilitate the recording of Soil Pit Survey data. This will enable the ESB to collect both earthworm species records and transect level data on abundance for soil pit surveying going forward.

Endo the Earthworm

Endo the Earthworm
Endo the Earthworm is a new educational project that aims to bring together puppetry, storytelling, music and environmental education to provide a rich and engaging experience for children (and their parents). In this blog, the Endo the Earthworm team tell the Earthworm Society of Britain about this project and how people can contribute to making Endo the Earthworm a reality.

Author

Jon Rees