Darwin's Earthworms

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FSC Virtual Meetups are exciting virtual talks and Q&As giving naturalists an opportunity to keep in touch and share skills/knowledge during lockdown. They are short natural history webinars, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from either an FSC BioLinks team member or a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. They are hosted on Zoom and joining instructions on the day of the event. Booking essential!

Charles Darwin quoteExploring Earthworm Ecology

“It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world” is a quote from Darwin about earthworms. Although famous for other scientific endeavors Darwin realised the importance of earthworms as ecosystem engineers and wrote an entire book about them. This talk will cover the history of earthworm research and look at some of the experiments that Darwin did with earthworms.


The FSC BioLinks project is funded by the Field Studies Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund. FSC Virtual Meet Ups are made available to all at no cost. However, d an optional fee is available for those that would like the opportunity to contribute financially to the FSC's work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

  • Discounted – select if you would like to attend at no cost
  • Attendee – select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5

About the speaker

Kerry Calloway is a course tutor and secretary for the Earthworm Society of Britain and usually runs courses teaching people about earthworm sampling, identification and recording. She is also an earthworm tutor for the FSC Biolinks project. Coincidentally she also works at the Natural History Museum in London and is very interested in the history of natural history.




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