Jumping Worms in Your Garden
Every day earthworms are working in our soils underfoot. They influence the understory plants, essential leaf litter, carbon storage and cycling, nutrient availability and their impact ripples out into the associated food webs. In our area the familiar, but non-native, European earthworms were introduced several hundred years ago. Now, there are three additional introduced earthworms, collectively known as "jumping worms" colonizing our soil. In this online presentation with Dr. Katalin Szlavecz, research professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, John Hopkins University, she will discuss the history of native and non-native earthworms and the profound ecological impact of these invasive jumping worms on our soil ecosystem.
Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. $15; 20% discount for Gardens members and supporters with your discount code. Registration at https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/tjqw6w/. Duke Gardens, Duke University, Durham. gardens.duke.edu. 919-668-1707, firstname.lastname@example.org