Sunday, August 23, 2020

Lions, Tigers… and Jumping Worms?!

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s (APIPP) final Summer Learning Event is right around the corner, and this topic may be of interest to a wide array of anglers, gardeners, hikers, and foresters alike. Invasive jumping worms are a creepy crawly creature coming our way from other parts of the state with destructive consequences for forest habitats among other environments.

Spread by human activities from being used as live bait during fishing trips, to being carried on shoes and pets within dried mud, or brought into gardens in potted plants and compost – these voracious decomposers damage soil structure, root systems, and negatively impact forest habitats. They are present in many other parts of New York State, but limited in the Adirondack Region, and our hope is to keep it that way by growing awareness!

Title: Emerging Species – Watch Out for Jumping Worms

Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 10-11:30 a.m.

RSVP Link: Register online via APIPP’s website. Secure Zoom portal sent to your email upon registration.

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Tim-Brunswick says:

    I’ll try to make my comments as nice as possible….but here goes: To “me” seems like the ADK. Almanac is hammering it’s readership with “alarmist” articles on a daily basis, with few “entertaining” articles……..

    Today…for example: “Lions, Tigers… and Jumping Worms?!” & “Forest Invaders” with one short story on making Blueberry Jam. Seems like every day there are articles on “Threats to the water Quality”, “Too much Salt on the Highways”, “Too many hikers in the High Peaks”, etc, etc, etc….

    Granted there are some recreational articles, but for crying out loud some issues have been beaten to death and I’m sure we all “get it” by now!

    Thank you

    • Hi Tim,
      Thanks for your comments and point well taken! I’m sure we’re all weary of all the negative news by now. I’ll try to mix it up a bit more so it’s not so gloom and doom….
      best,
      Melissa

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