One of the identifying characteristics of the invasive Asian jumping worm is that it jumps around– but not in autumn.
These worms get sluggish in autumn, so if you come across worms that don’t thrash around, don’t assume they’re earth worms, says Lyn Chimera in this article in the latest edition of WNY Gardening Matters.
It’s important to be able to identify these worms because they can damage your gardens. If their eggs are in your soil and you share plants with others, you could be spreading the eggs of these destructive worms.
See ways to tell the worms apart in the photo above.
Find out what you can do to help stop the spread of these invasive worms.
Two other articles in this edition of WNY Gardening Matters are: