Jumping Worms Are Invading Chicago Gardens

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This undated handout photo from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows an invasive jumping worm, bottom, next to a common nightcrawler. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources via AP
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This undated handout photo from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows an invasive jumping worm, bottom, next to a common nightcrawler. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources via AP

Jumping Worms Are Invading Chicago Gardens

If you live in the Chicago area, it’s likely that jumping worms are crawling all over your garden. According to local researchers, they’re the latest invasive species to reach Illinois.

Morning Shift talks to a forester and research specialist for more on jumping worms and what they mean for the health of our soil.

GUEST: Chris Evans, forester at the University of Illinois Extension Service

LEARN MORE: Invasive Species Alert: Jumping Worms (University of Illinois Extension)