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.

Excellent Earthworms Project

Earthworm sampling
We’ve teamed up with the Mission: Invertebrate and FSC BioLinks projects to take a closer look at the impact of various factors on earthworm populations. Find out more about the Excellent Earthworms project, including how you can get involved in helping us survey and identify earthworms to investigate the impacts of path erosion, road pollution and using fences to protect veteran trees from soil compaction.


Keiron Derek Brown & Alice Evans

Aspects of Earthworm Research - Examples from 35 years of investigation




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The Earthworm Society of Britain AGM for 2021 will take place virtually this year on Saturday 23rd October 2021. We're delighted to announce that our guest speaker will be Dr Kevin Butt from the University of Central Lancashire. Kevin will be talking about over three decades of earthworm research in his talk "Aspects of Earthworm Research - Examples from 35 years of investigation".

Learn To Love Earthworms


FSC London: Beckenham Place Park


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An exclusive subsidised course for 18-25 year olds! Learn about the ecology, diversity, behaviour and biology of these subterranean ecosystem engineers atFSC London: Beckenham Place Park in South East London.