The Dirt on Alberta’s Worm Invasion

May 15, 2022 , ,

Author: Maria Votsis

My first ever introduction to worms was pure terror. I had never seen these smooth, flexible, leggless creatures, and all of a sudden my Godmother places a handful of VERY large worms on my coat. As I screamed to get away from this interaction, I later found out how helpful they are in Southwestern Ontario soil. Worms are able to help speed up decomposition and produce very healthy soil in the process from their excrement. It was only when I looked at worms in other locations that I was able to see the harm of their endeavors. Alberta for example has an ecosystem that would be able to thrive highly without them. Now, let’s dig deeper together as to why…

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