Wonderful world of worms

A few months ago I knew next to nothing about earthworms - not a great situation to be in considering part of my job is to help groups do the OPAL Soil and Earthworm survey!

So I decided I'd better swat up. Lucy, who works for OPAL at the NHM , kindly pointed me in the direction of UCLAN Earthworm Research Group - this website has some great photographs of earthworms and some fascinating wormy facts. 


Chris Packham helps launch the soil and earthworm survey

Chris Packham and children at the survey launchWildlife presenter Chris Packham helped launch the soil and earthworm survey this week in Kensington Gardens, London.

Chris joined children from St Albans School to take part in the study, the first of five OPAL surveys that ask the public to contribute to important scientific research.



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