Invasive Jumping Worms in Illinois

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Date(s) - 03/03/21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This new invasive species was first identified in Illinois in 2015 and has since been found across the state. Jumping worms, native to East Asia, are voracious consumers of organic material, which can affect soil quality. They breed quickly and eggs survive Illinois winters. There are concerns about the effects these worms will have on forests and other natural spaces as well as agricultural and landscaped areas. Populations of jumping worms have the potential to change the soil structure, deplete available nutrients, damage plant roots, and alter water holding capacity of the soil.

This presentation will review what we know about jumping worms, their potential impacts to natural ecosystems and managed landscapes, and what can and should be done about them. 


Speaker: Chris Evans, Extension Forestry and Research Specialist with the University of Illinois.


This is an online program. Registration Is Required 

To register please click this link

You will receive an email confirmation with program link when you register.

 Presented in partnership with Fremont Public Library.                        




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