Earthworms

Earthworms

When was the last time you thought about worms? Perhaps for fishing maybe? That is a memory of mine; going out and picking them out of the soil with my dad so we could go fishing. Do you ever walk around your yard in bare feet and feel the bumps in the soil? Yes, those are worms coming to the surface on their way up looking for food.

I read a recent article in the Scoop regarding worms entitled, “Be on the lookout for jumping worms”.

So I knew that we have jumping carp, but now we have jumping worms? The article explains that the earthworms we are used to seeing are not native to this region. They are European in descent and actually have a negative impact on the ecosystem of the forested areas of the United States! (I had no idea!)

Earthworms

Here is the link to the article:
http://issuu.com/minnesotanla/docs/mnnla_jan16_escoop_final?e=1692511/32160831
This was a very interesting article written by Dr. James Calkins, Research Information Director, MNLA Foundation.

By Mike Fritsche, Lawn Care Manager at Barrett Lawn Care

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