Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (April 11, 2022) – Many Door County gardeners have been shocked to discover invasive jumping worms in their lawns, gardens and woodlands. Ecologist Brad Herrick will explore the impact of this new non-native soil invader in the next lecture in the Door County Master Gardeners Education Series on Tuesday, April 26, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.
Herrick, Ecologist and Research Program Manager at the UW-Madison Arboretum, has a special interest in the worms. He will talk about the potentially harmful impacts of the jumping worm to forests and gardens in Door County and the Midwest, as well as offer hope with potential control options. His presentation is part of Badger Talks, a UW-Madison program that brings the resources of the University and its faculty, staff and graduate students to engage with Wisconsin residents on topics of interest in their communities.
The lecture, presented in collaboration with Badger Talks and Crossroads at Big Creek, will be an in-person event from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Additional programs planned for the 2022 DCMGA series include:
- “Prairie Plants for Urban and Suburban Gardens” by Neil Diboll, internationally known expert in native plant ecology, on May 3. This will be a virtual Zoom presentation with an optional in-person Zoom screening at Crossroads.
About Door County Master Gardeners: The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) was founded in 1995 to provide horticulture related services to the community. Master Gardener Volunteers maintain The Garden Door, sponsor free educational programs, provide answers to residents’ horticulture questions and provide outreach to youth and not-for-profit organizations throughout the county. For more information, go to http://www.dcmga.org/
About Crossroads at Big Creek: Crossroads is a non-profit learning center and nature preserve dedicated to inspiring environmental stewardship in learners of all ages and backgrounds. Crossroads achieves this mission by offering educational programs, conducting research and providing outdoor recreational activities. Its restoration projects are creating high quality habitats for plants and wildlife. Crossroads trails are open 24/7 every day of the year, at no charge thanks to community support. For more information, go to https://crossroadsatbigcreek.org/