The Earthworm Society of Britain has been working with the FSC BioLinks project to produce a Soil Invertebrate ID Training Pathway, which will form part of the upcoming FSC BioLinks 'Invertebrate ID Training Plan'. In addition this training pathway has been approved by the British Myriapod & Isopod Group, British Arachnological Society and the Collembola Recording Scheme.
If you’re interested in earthworms but don’t feel ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then our Learn To Love training courses are for you! These 1-day courses for people who are fascinated by earthworms but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction to the world of earthworms and the art (and science!) of telling one kind from another.
The Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB) is proud of our open data policy, allowing open access to our earthworm records with no constraints to the use of the data and ensuring records are available at the full resolution they are accepted at. But what happens to our data once we've out it out there?
The Earthworm Society's AGM will be held in the Angela Marmott Centre at the Natural History Museum London on Sunday 9th September, 2pm - 4pm. This is open to all current ESB members.
The Field Studies Council have updated their Key to the Earthworms of the UK and Ireland and released the second edition of this publication. Furthermore, they are offering an earlybird offer: £7.00 instead of £9.00 if ordered online by 31 May 2018.
The Second Edition is twice as long as the First Edition and includes several new features:
This year Wild About Gardens is going wild about worms! These wriggly fellows are well known to gardeners all over. At first glance they might not seem particularly special, but they’re essential for our soils and wildlife. There are no less than 29 earthworm species in the UK and each one has an integral role in our ecosystem. It's time to take action for the worms in your garden!
The Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB) is proud to announce that our new Earthworm Recorder's Handbook has been published on our website.
This document was designed to provide guidance for new and existing earthworm recorders with regards to all aspects of earthworm recording, including sampling and identification.
The handbook combines previous ESB guidance with new content and covers topics such as earthworm sampling techniques, earthworm preservation, recordng earthworms and identifying earthworms.
As an Environmental Scientist at Forest Research, Frank provides specialist expertise on soil sustainability through research into woodland soil quality and soil ecology. Frank is particularly interested in the interactions between soil physical, chemical and biological quality and woodland ecology and ecosystem service delivery.