Invasive Worms

Join Chris Evans, Extension Forestry and Research Specialist with the University of Illinois, on Monday, May 10 @ Noon CDT via Zoom to learn about the invasive Jumping worms.  

Jumping worms have recently been discovered in Illinois (2015), but have since been found across the state.  This presentation will review what we know about jumping worms, their potential impacts to natural ecosystems and managed landscapes, and what can and should be done about them.

A little about Chris Evans: Chris is an Extension Forestry and Research Specialist with the University of Illinois.  He specializes in invasive species and forest health issues.  Chris also serves as the Interim State Coordinator of the Illinois Master Naturalist Program and is president of the Southern Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society.

This program is brought to you by our University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist volunteers. Our East Central Illinois Master Naturalist mission is to develop an expanding corps of well-educated volunteers to provide service and support for partnering organizations in the conservation, restoration, management, and interpretation of natural resources and natural areas in East Central Illinois. Sessions will be recorded and available on our YouTube Channel. Find more at

This event is free and open to the public. If you need reasonable accommodations, please call Randy at 217-333-7672