Earthworm Key Testing Workshop

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Earthworm expert (and Earthworm Society of Britain President) Emma Sherlock is in the process of updating the current FSC Key to the Identification of Earthworms of the UK & Ireland. The second edition will contain live photos of earthworms, updated taxonomy and a key to some of the non-native earthworm species that have been found in British greenhouses and botanical gardens.

The Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB) will be testing the upcoming earthworm key (2nd edition) published by The Field Studies Council in this free workshop led by the author of the key, Emma Sherlock, and the ESB recording officer, Keiron Derek Brown. The workshop will run from 11:00 to 16:00 and provide a unique opportunity to be involved in the testing and development of an identification key.

We would like a mix of abilities, so both experienced earthworm recorders and those new to earthworm identification are welcome, Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting me via the email provided on the event Facebook pages (see ESB events on the ESB Facebook page or the website link below).

Places are limited and must be booked in advance by emailing our recording officer. Please note that the workshop will involve the use of ethanol and the preserved specimens. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own specimens, though any live specimens will need to be preserved on the day.

Delivered in partnership with the FSC Tomorrow's Biodiversity project. 

Although the course is now fully subscribed, you can still contact Keiron to reserve a place in case of any drop-outs.


FSC Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire





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