The third episode of our Counting the Earth podcast is now available. 

Listen to 'Soil Superheroes: 50 trillion' and delve into the vital statistics of earthworms, as Alice and Sue uncover the unsung heroes of our soil.  

Alice goes digging on the allotment with UKCEH invertebrate scientist Alex Robinson looking at why earthworms are soil superheroes; Sue talks to National Earthworm recorder Keiron Brown about bringing AI to earthworm recognition; and Ellen Fay from the Sustainable Soils Alliance discusses why healthy soils matter.  

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Related resources mentioned in this episode

OPAL worm identification chart

Earthworm Society diagram illustrating the different groupings of earthworms

Producer: Rachael Buchanan

A Boffin Media production for the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology