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UW–Madison Arboretum ecologist Brad Herrick displays several jumping worms. Photo: Eric Hamilton

No damage to vegetation by jumping worms shown yet, but invasion is still new

There’s no known way to eradicate the invasive species called “jumping worms” when they make their way into a large area, a UW–Madison Arboretum ecologist said, but there also isn’t …

Monarch on native prairie thistle

UW Arboretum Joins the Monarch Joint Venture

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum has joined the nationwide conservation cooperative the Monarch Joint Venture (MJV).

The first arboretum to partner with the MJV, the UW Arboretum joins more …

UW–Madison Arboretum ecologist Brad Herrick displays several jumping worms. Photo: Eric Hamilton

Invasive Worms Spreading in Arboretum Forests, Limited Effects So Far

Despite Asian jumping worms’ known appetite for leaf litter and tendency to change soil nutrients, researchers found limited evidence of changes to vegetation in areas where the worms have invaded …

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