What's wriggling around in your bin? Take part in the UK wide Compost Earthworm Project today!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Earthworm Society of Britain needs your help: are there earthworms in every compost bin in Britain?
More and more people now have compost bins or heaps in their gardens as they are an excellent way of recycling garden and household green waste. The resulting compost is excellent for potting and a good fertiliser for use in the rest of the garden.
In many of these bins you can find earthworms. But, have you ever wondered how they get there? Some people buy earthworms to put in their bins, others get them from their neighbours and, in some bins the earthworms just appear by themselves. As part of our dedication to carrying out research about earthworms and their environments across the UK we want to know where all these earthworms come from.
You can help!
All you have to do is have a look in your compost bin or heap and see if you can find any earthworms enjoying your tea bags and vegetable scraps, then fill in our short survey telling us about what you found. It's that simple.
It's the perfect excuse for getting a little bit dirty this winter and finding out more about what is wriggling around in your compost!
Find out more about the survey here: http://www.earthwormsoc.org.uk/projects/compost-earthworms-project