"This winter, join your 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."
Take time out from the iPads and Instragram and get your family digging into awesome earthworm science.
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Find out what our initial results say about how you can manage your garden for earthworms and soil health.
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.