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Earthworms Are Creatures That Have Two Faces


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Earthworms are creatures that have two faces. Some people say these humble creatures are the best...
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By dapjwy on 10-09-2011, 09:54 PM
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Great article. Thanks for posting.

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By Staff on 03-02-2012, 08:29 AM
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Earthworms to Blame for Decline of Ovenbirds in Northern Midwest Forests
ScienceDaily
Feb. 29, 2012

Earthworms to blame for decline of ovenbirds in northern Midwest forests
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A recent decline in ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla), a ground-nesting migratory songbird, in forests in the northern Midwest United States is being linked by scientists to a seemingly unlikely culprit: earthworms.

A new survey conducted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest and Wisconsin's Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest by a research team led by Scott Loss of the University of Minnesota and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center has revealed a direct link between the presence of invasive European earthworms (Lumbricus spp.) and...
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By jpdenk on 03-02-2012, 01:26 PM
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That may explain why some of the local forest preserves have seen a tremendous decline in the Spring ephemeral wildflowers. The woods near my home had a lot of nice wildflowers 35 years ago, now they are hard to find there. White-tailed Deer are also part of the problem, as well as failure on the part of the owners, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, to protect things, as they don't maintain most of the the property that they own at all. Most preserves here are declining, unless they're one that has a volunteer work force maintaining them.

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