ESB Earthworm Identification Weekends are two-day courses suitable for beginners and more experienced recorders alike, involving a sampling day in the field with an identification workshop the following day. These workshops provide participants with the knowledge and skills they will need to sample, identify and record British earthworms, provide support/verification for existing earthworm recorders and generate new earthworm records/species lists for previously unrecorded sites.
This earthworm site survey will be field based and involve sampling a range of sites and habitats. Experienced recorders will be on hand to provide training and guidance to anyone new to earthworm recording. The records generated from the specimens collected will be used to update the Hampstead Heath Earthworm Site Species List.
Please note that the sampling day will require a reasonable level of fitness and these courses involve the collection and preservation of specimens.