Wonderful Worms

Every year, The Wildlife Trust works with the RHS to bring you ‘Wild About Gardens’, and this year the theme is ‘Go Wild for Worms’.

Earthworm photo by Richard Burkmarr

These wriggly fellows are well known to gardeners all over. At first glance they might not seem particularly special, but they’re essential for our soils and wildlife. There are no less than 29 earthworm species in the UK and each one has an integral role in our ecosystem. It’s time to take action for the worms in your garden! Here you can download a brilliant booklet, letting you know how you can help earthworms in your garden. And, to celebrate World Earthworm Day, there is even the chance to win a Rowlinson Compost Bin for your own garden!

If you’d like to learn more about gardening for wildlife and enjoy getting your hands dirty, why not join our Wildlife Gardening volunteer group here at Rutland Water Nature Reserve on a Wednesday morning? Follow this link for more information.

We also deliver talks on wildlife gardening, and we’d love to come and let you know about all the ways you can improve your garden for worms and other wildlife. Follow this link to find out more!