By Terry Kovarik
Home gardeners and landscapers beware: Jumping Worms have been found in Door County. The Jumping Worm is an invasive species first discovered in Wisconsin in 2013 but up until two weeks ago had not been detected in our area. U-W Door County Agriculture Agent Annie Deutsch says the Jumping Worm resembles an earthworm used for fishing bait. But it is an aggressive decomposer that can be transported with plants and certain mulches.
Jumping Worms are about five inches long, they’re not slimy, they move like snakes and jump. Deutsch says if you see any worms like these contact U-W Extension offices or the Department of Natural Resources.