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Jumping Worms in Field and Forest

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy Nature with webinars from Newton Conservators

Nearly all earthworms in New England were introduced from Europe and Asia. While some species of earthworms benefit some species of plants, invasive earthworms have caused major shifts in North American plant communities. Jumping worms alter the structure and chemistry of the soil dramatically, leaving a grainy soil full of worm excrement (castings), and they can damage lawns, landscapes, and forest habitats. This talk will present the impacts and history of earthworms (and jumping worms in particular) and will provide information on the identification of jumping worms.

Presented by Dr. Annise Dobson, a postdoctoral researcher at the Yale School of the Environment. Currently, she is working to identify the movement of jumping worms through New York City and assessing their impacts on urban plant communities.

Each program will begin at 7 pm and last approximately one hour. You may register for the programs using the link below or by going to the event listing at newtonconservators.org. You will receive an email confirmation after you have
registered.

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