Worming Their Way In: Invading Earthworms in the Southeastern United States

drawing of a bird with a worm in its beak

Native earthworms are important to the health of forests. Native earthworms help maintain the forest floor by eating leaves and other plant materials. These earthworms tunnel and eat through soil, making it rich with nutrients for plants to grow. Many animals that live in the forest depend on native earthworms as a source of food. The scientists wanted to know how many native versus nonnative earthworms there are in undisturbed soils in north Georgia.


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