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Thank you for showing interest in becoming a much valued member of the Earthworm Society of Britain, the only one of its kind in the UK and indeed the world.

Who can join? 

People of all ages are welcome!
People of all ages are welcome!

Membership to the Earthworm Society of Britain is open to anyone of all ages and all scientific and natural history abilities, from complete beginner to expert. All you need is an interest in earthworms, a desire to explore the rich biodiversity of life that lies beneath your feet and perhaps the willingness to get your hands dirty digging every now and again! 


  • Learn more about earthworms, their ecology, habits and distributions
  • Have the opportunity to attend identification courses and be able to take part in the National Earthworm Recording Scheme
  • Receive details and invitations to our events and field meetings. 
  • Find out about exclusive members-only earthworm collection tours at the Natural History Museum, London
  • Receive Earthworm News, our membership newsletter full of news, reviews, reports and competitions!
  • Meet people with like-minded interests
  • Open, friendly access to expertise and advice on sampling and identifcation
  • Access to members-only discounts with partner organisations
  • Please note all communication with our members is electronic.

Annual cost

No sky-high membership fees here! Even more reason to join us.  Please note we keep our membership fees and environmental impact low by being paperless - all communications with our members are electronic.

The final date for purchasing gift ESB memberships in time for Christmas 2021 is Friday 17th December. Any memberships purchased after that date will not be processed until January 2022.

Individual Membership is just £5
Individual Lifetime Membership is only £40

Members sampling earthworms
Members sampling earthworms

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