Learning to Love Earthworms
About the event
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.
- Come and learn about the different ecological types of British earthworms and their natural history
- Listen to some fascinating facts about the worldwide diversity of earthworms
- Learn why earthworms are so important to both man and nature
- Observe earthworms in their natural environment
- Find out what to do if you want to take your interest further
Please note that this is an introductory course and absolutely no experience of earthworms is needed – just a passion for nature and learning more about wildlife that is often overlooked. The day will include a mixture of classroom and outside sessions so please dress appropriately.
Tutor profile - Kerry Calloway, Earthworm Society of Britain
I first became interested in soil invertebrates when volunteering on biodiversity research projects at the Natural History Museum (London). This included sorting samples of invertebrates to order level and sampling invertebrates across the New Forest in Hampshire and the Malaysian rainforests of Borneo. This is also where I began specialising in British earthworms.
I have been a committee member for the Earthworm Society of Britain for nine years and have been involved in creating the content for our training courses as well as delivering many field and identification courses about earthworms around the country.