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Webinar: “Jumping Worms:” What We Know Now

July 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm CDT

An overview of Amynthas “jumping” worms: history, identification, and management

Presented by: Bernie Williams, Plant Pest and Disease Specialist, Division of Forestry – Forest Health, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Amynthas agrestis jumping worms
Amynthas agrestis (crazy worm); Adult showing distinctive pale clitellum, this species wreaks ecological havoc in North American forests by consuming the litter layer. Bowman’s Hill, New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA. October 2011. ©Tom Potterfield (2011)/via Flickr – CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Bernie Williams

Bernie has been with the WI DNR for 13 years working with Invasives Species, and particularly the Best Management Practices (BMPs) for addressing Invasives in the Forests. She loves science and biology and everyday is surprised by how exciting and dynamic it continues to be. Bernie is originally from Pennsylvania and went to the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) for both undergrad and grad school. She loves to garden and has an active bee hive in the middle of her vegetable garden.


July 20, 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CDT
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