Earthworm Volunteer ID day
19th March | 10:00 – 16:00
|Venue:||Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre|
|Address:||Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas HR2 6LA|
Earthworms are important indicators of healthy soils. Hidden Herefordshire has teamed up with the Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB) to survey and identify earthworms in Herefordshire.
This Earthworm Volunteer ID Day will involve sorting through specimens collected in Herefordshire by the Hidden Herefordshire project and identifying the specimens to species. An earthworm specialist will be on hand to verify specimens identified by the volunteers and to collate the records and submit it to the National Earthworm Recording Scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to meaningful science while gaining valuable experience in earthworm identification.
Some experience of earthworm ID is recommended as there will be limited opportunity for formal training during the volunteer ID day.
This volunteer day is endorsed by the Earthworm Society of Britain.
Please note that this course will involve using specimens that have been killed and preserved.
The tutor will bring along copies of the FSC AIDGAP Key to the Earthworms of the UK & Ireland will be available to purchase on the day at the price of £10 per book (cash payments only).
Tutor: Keiron Brown
Keiron Derek Brown first became interested in invertebrates during a field-based entomology module at university and went on to volunteer on soil 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.
Keiron is the National Recorder for earthworms (running the National Earthworm Recording Scheme on behalf of the Earthworm Society of Britain).
If you're interested in this event please complete the enquiry form below.