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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Learn to Love Earthworms (SE Region)

  • Location: Perivale Wood
  • Tutor: Keiron Brown
  • Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Course fee: £5
  • Course Fee + Identification Guide: £14.50

  • 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. This course is aimed at adults only and is not suitable for children. 

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). Keiron now manages the FSC BioLinks project, with the aim of inspiring amateur naturalists to take up the identification and recording of invertebrate groups that are often forgotten and rarely recorded. In his spare time he is an active member, and trustee, of the London Natural History Society and is the national recorder for earthworms (running the National Earthworm Recording Scheme on behalf of the Earthworm Society of Britain). 


This course is heavily subsidised by the FSC BioLinks Project (funded by the Heritage Fund).

Booking Options:

  • £5.00 to attend the course.
  • £14.50 if you wish to attend and purchase a copy of the FSC AIDGAP Earthworm Key, which we will be using on this course. Copies of the key will be available to use on the course for free, this option is for any attendees who wish to take their interest further after the course. 

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