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Only six species of invasive earthworms have been found in northern Alberta forests — including one “fairly common” species called Dendrobaena octaedra that, at two to six centimetres long, is smaller than most other earthworms.

Earthworm Invasion! Help stop the spread of these alien invaders

Earthworms may be considered beneficial bugs in agricultural operations, but in Alberta’s forests, these invasive insects can spell trouble

A silent horde of alien invaders are worming their way through the Alberta countryside. These creepy-crawlies came from a world away, and there’s no stopping them now. The best we can hope to do is slow the spread of these invasive earthworms, says the head of the Alberta Worm Invasion Project. “In North American forests, […] Read more