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Feb 10th, 2022 | 38:33

Asian Jumping Worms And Their Impact On Native Plants

Asian Jumping Worms go after the roots of native plants and the leaf litter in forests, altering soil composition and directly impacting the survival of birds. In today's episode, we speak with Dr. Gale Ridge from the State of Connecticut's Agricultural Experiment Station about all of the latest information available on Asian Jumping Worms and what can be done about them. (Fact Sheet on Asian Jumping Worms from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: (Also, see article from New Hampshire University Extension Service: In The Spotlight: Invasive Jumping Worms; (Report recommended by Dr. Ridge: The Second Wave Of Earthworm Invasions in North America: Biology, Environmental Impacts, Management and Control of Invasive Jumping Worms by Biological Invasives, lead author Dr. Chih-Han Chang at Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, for twice-monthly discussions about restoring native habitat and helping the birds in your backyard. Send your questions about birds and native gardening to (PG-13) St. Dymphna Press, LLC.