Earthworm nursery site sampling

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You are invited to assist with sampling of Aporrectodea longa earthworm nursery sites.

We will be sampling earthworm nursery sites in the North East in early September. Earthworm and dung beetle specialist, Dr Bernard Doube will be visiting six of the sites to provide his expertise. The aim is to determine whether the deep-burrowing earthworm, Aporrectodea longa has bred successfully at the nursery sites. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the sampling process.

 

Sampling involves removing soil at various depths, sieving soil, washing, drying, sorting and weighing earthworm cocoons, juveniles and adults, as well as recording data. This is an opportunity to learn more about earthworms, and to observe the results of the trials firsthand. You are welcome to attend one or more of the samplings. It is expected that sampling will take about 2 hours, but this will depend on the number of helpers.

 

The sampling will go ahead, regardless of weather conditions.

 

If you would like at attend one or more sessions, or for more information, please contact Belinda

 

Monday 5th September

 

Time to be confirmed                         Brian Read

                                                           578 Oxley-Meadow Ck Road, Oxley

 

Tuesday 6th September

 

9.30am                                               Chips Boucher

                                                           49 Perkins Rd, Lucyvale

 

2.00pm                                               John & Jude Patterson

                                                          23 Shanahan Lane, Tallangatta Sth

 

Wednesday 7th September          

 

8.30am                                              Tony & Jos McAlister

                                                           8 Barlow Lane, Bruarong

 

11.30am                                             Brian Lane

                                                           520 Yackandandah-Dederang Rd, Glen Ck.

                                                        

3.30pm                                               Harry & Sue Ryder

                                                           490 Mountain Ck Rd, Tawonga Sth

                                                                                                                                                                     

 

*Friday 9th September

 

10.00am                                              Belinda Pearce

                                                            387 Hellhole Ck Rd, Kergunyah Sth

                                                            *Bernard will not be in attendance

 

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