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Earthworms may not be our friends in North America  RSS feed

 
Karen Walk
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This is an interesting read about earthworms impact on forests.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/09/spread_of_european_earthworms.html
 
Meryt Helmer
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Location: west marin, bay area california. sandy loam, well drained, acidic soil and lots of shade
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it is dependent on where in north america you are. I looked into it for the forest I live in and we have so many natural predators that they do not pose any problem here. when I moved here there was no worms of any sort that I could find. now I do vermicompost so I occasionally find some in the garden but I have yet to see them outside the garden area in the actual forest here.
 
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