Earthworm ID Course (2-days)

Location

Wepre Park, Flintshire, Wales

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Earthworms are crucial for soil health, but we know relatively little about their distributions, population sizes and impacts from land management and invading species. This two-day course will look at sampling techniques, identification and ecology of earthworms. It is aimed at supporting and encouraging recording so we can establish a better picture of this species group in Wales.

Earthworm ID with Microscopes

Location

Bushy Park (London)

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There are 29 species of earthworm living freely in soils in the UK. They are vital to the economic health of our country, as they are crucial for soil health, food production, waste decomposition and even flood mitigation.

This course will provide an introduction to identifying earthworms using the FSC AIDGAP Key to the Earthworms of the UK & Ireland. The course will include a short presentation introducing the ecological groups of earthworms and features used to identify specimens to species level. During the course participants will:

Learn To Love Earthworms

Location

Perivale Wood (London)

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If you’re interested in earthworms but don’t feel ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this day is for you! It’s a day 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.

Learn To Love Earthworms

Location

Nower Wood (Surrey)

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If you’re interested in earthworms but don’t feel ready for a beginner’s ID workshop, then this course is for you! It’s a day 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.

Identifying & Recording Earthworms

Location

FSC Preston Montford (Shropshire)

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There are currently 29 species of earthworm living freely in soils in the UK. They are vital to the economic health of our country, as they are crucial for soil health, food production, waste decomposition and even flood mitigation. They are also a vital food resource for many other species of wildlife. In addition, they were a lifelong obsession of Charles Darwin, and have many fascinating behaviours.