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.

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Keiron Derek Brown

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.

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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…

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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

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.

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Jon Rees

Ask Us Anything Q&A - AGM 2020

Earthworm
For our 2020 virtual AGM the ESB hosted a Q&A session where she invited members to 'Ask Us Anything' (about earthworms) and the ESB sourced answers from our society officers and earthworm experts. Charlie Bell tells us what was asked and the responses that were given...

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Charlie Bell

Earthworm Watch - The Results

Photo Credit: Earthwatch Europe, John Hunt
Victoria Burton discusses the results of the Earthworm Watch citizen science survey: My mum remembers me playing with earthworms as a child and one of my earliest memories is walking on dewy grass watching earthworms stretching out across the ground! However my scientific interest started when I did my MSc in Taxonomy and Biodiversity at the Natural History Museum, London.

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Victoria Burton

Photographing Earthworm Specimens

Two whole earthworms

Earthworm ID can be tricky. Many species show variability when it comes to their ID features, and this can make it difficult for recorders as they struggle to match their specimen with the image presented to them in their ID key. The tubercula pubertatis (TP) of one Lumbricus rubellus may look the same as the other examples of this species from the same site but appear different on specimens of the same species from a different site.

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Keiron Derek Brown