Asian jumping worm is an invasive earthworm that dramatically impacts the health of the landscape and forested soils. This invasive worm easily goes unnoticed and is mostly unknowingly spread by gardeners through infested nursery stock.
Asian jumping worm has been confirmed present in Colton, NY from an iMapInvasives observation submitted by one of our volunteers. This is the first reported observation confirmed in the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Region (counties of Oswego, Oneida, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence).
If you are a gardener or someone who sells plants, please join us to learn how to recognize Asian jumping worm, what to do if you find it and how to prevent the spread.