“Wormnado” – Hundreds of worms cluster into a tornado-like pattern on New Jersey sidewalk

Earthworms typically tunnel to the surface after a rainstorm and writhe on top of the soil and sidewalks. But a pack of worms in New Jersey did more than just litter the ground after a heavy downpour. On March 25, a woman from Hoboken spotted hundreds of worms congregating to form a weird, tornado-like shape on a walkway near Maxwell … Continue reading “Wormnado” – Hundreds of worms cluster into a tornado-like pattern on New Jersey sidewalk

Scientists warn that microplastics are harming earthworms, plant health and soil pH

Researchers from the Anglia Ruskin University found that microplastic can curb the growth of earthworms, potentially affecting plant and soil health. Earthworms play an important role in the soil ecosystem as they dramatically alter soil structure, nutrient dynamics, water movement and plant growth. But the presence of microplastics is harming earthworms, according to the findings published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. “The … Continue reading Scientists warn that microplastics are harming earthworms, plant health and soil pH