During May and June 2021 the Earthworm Society of Britain and the Field Studies Council ran their first-ever Discovering Earthworms online training course. The course was developed and delivered by myself and Kerry Calloway, with learners working their way through study content, activities, assignments and live webinars across 4 modules. This blog will give a taster of what our learners covered and report back on the results of their field assignments.
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.
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.