The UK's leading organisation for people interested in insects (and earthworms!) www.amentsoc.org/
The Earthworm Society have teamed up with the writer Sonja Copeland Bloom and the Amateur Entomologist Society and to create a book about earthworms called Eddie the Earthworm saves the day! Members of the Earthworm Society of Britain can now the buy the book at a discount, only £3.50 from the Amateur Entomological Society website shop (members should apply for the promotional code). Once we have confirmed that you are a member you will receive your code and be able to buy the book at the reduced price! All the profits of the Eddie the Earthworm saves the day! will go directly to the Earthworm Society and the Amateur Entomological Society.
Eddie the Earthworm saves the day! is an exciting story about the earthworms in the Hornby family garden who decide to throw a party for Grandfather Earthworm’s eightieth birthday – in earthworm years! It nearly ends up a dreadful disaster but the bravery of one earthworm called Eddie saves the day! The story is cross between fiction and fact, a perfect combination for kids so they can enjoy a fun story and learn about the fascinating world of earthworms!
The Biological Records Centre (BRC), established in 1964, is a national focus in the UK for terrestrial and freshwater species recording. BRC works closely with the voluntary recording community, principally through support of national recording schemes and societies. They also administer iRecord, where biological recorders can submit records of multiple groups into one central database. The ESB manages the verification of any earthworm records submitted to iRecord. Find out about all of the recording schemes from their website www.brc.ac.uk
The FSC are an environmental education charity. They have a fantastic range of publications to help with identification and both of the identification books that the ESB recommends for identifying UK earthworms were produced and published by the FSC. They have also worked alongside the ESB through their FSC Biofellows and Tomorrow's Biodiversity projects. www.field-studies-council.org
The Natural History Museum, home to the national earthworm collections www.nhm.ac.uk
Within the Natural History Museum the Soil Biodiversity Group conduct ecological research regarding earthworms and other soil invertebrates. The Soil Biodiversity Group is an important contributor of earthworm records in the UK through it's research.