How do your earthworm results compare?

A new feature on our website will show you how your soil and earthworm survey results compare to other sites across the country.

Our live results map now tallies up the number of earthworms you’ve counted and plots them against surveys submitted by other people.

Chris Packham at the original launch of the soil and earthworm surveyAll you have to do is open our results map and find your survey site, either by zooming in or typing the location into the search box.

Then simply click on the spot for your site, and on the “How your site compares” tab that appears.

So was your site one of the 748 places where only one worm was found or was it an earthworm hotspot?

Want to get a better earthworm count and move along the graph? Then keep surveying and help our scientists get a better understanding of these important creatures.