If you are interested in earthworms and want to support healthy soils

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Ellie Harrison
Countryfile Presenter

Earthworms for a better Earth!

"Join fellow scientists across the country by conducting your own earthworm survey to help map where they are, better understand the vital benefits they bring, and ultimately, help protect them."

Family fun & educational

Take time out from the iPads and Instagram and get your family digging into awesome earthworm science.

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School & youth groups

Learning inside and outside the classroom. Use our science for KeyStage 2 and 3 curriculum with free resources.

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Organic growing gives healthier produce for you to eat.

Gardening for earthworms

Find out what our initial results say about how you can manage your garden for earthworms and soil health.

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Your results so far

The data you have submitted so far demonstrates that the highest density of earthworms occurred in vegetable beds. These are regularly dug over and contain a high degree of nutrients, including organic matter.

This is great news for families and gardeners who manage a vegetable patch and dig in organic matter such as well-rotted manure, compost, leaf-mould, or compost bark. It suggests that well-kept lawns aren’t the best habitat for earthworms, despite less disturbance from digging.


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About Us

Earthworm Watch is a collaboration between Earthwatch Institute (Europe) and the Natural History Museum in London

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