When Good Worms Go Bad – Invasive Earthworms in Connecticut

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Ever since most of us can remember, earthworms have been the unsung heroes of gardeners and farmers, converting organic matter into the nutrients plants need and tunneling through the soil admitting air and water. In these man-made environments, earthworms are beneficial, however, they are becoming a threat to our native forested ecosystems. Learn about the history of earthworms in New England and why invasive earthworm species are a problem in forested areas.

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