Join in national worm count at Tydd St Giles

Cambridgeshire wildlife enthusiasts are this month (April) being encouraged to join in with Open Air Laboratories’s (OPAL) Soil and Earthworm Survey at a leisure estate in the county.

Tydd St Giles Golf & Country Club near Wisbech is inviting wildlife-lovers to join in with the campaign by recording sightings of their slithery friends on April 27 and 28.

Adrian Hurst, Managing Director of Tydd St Giles Golf & Country Club, explained: “We are looking forward to joining in with OPAL’s Soil and Earthworm Survey.

“The organisation is aiming to investigate and characterise soils in various parts of the country, and to understand how changes in soil characteristics and properties affect its ability to sustain life.

“It is an open ended survey so there is no official end date. However we thought it would be good to set aside a weekend of counting here at Tydd St Giles.”

Visitors are invited to collect a survey pack from the reception desk. They can then either take this away and fill in the survey at home or they can observe worms on-site at Tydd St Giles.

Adrian added: “It would be great if people stayed on-site and made a day of it. Everybody can take part, whatever your age or knowledge of wildlife. It’s very easy to do and you’ll be contributing valuable research.”

Once collected, the details of the survey should be inputted onto www.opalexplorenature.org/takingpart.