Land Flatworms, are they a problem?
23 November 2014 14:30 - 23 November 2014 16:30
1990s there was a scare about New Zealand flatworms (which eat
earthworms), and there was much concern about the consequences for
soil structure and horticultural/agricultural productivity.
When the New Zealand flatworm was first found in the British
Isles in the 1960's there was little immediate concern. However,
this perception changed when it was found that this predator could
have a large impact on earthworm populations, in some areas it can
even cause the local extinction of earthworms. A second
introduced species, the Australian flatworm which also eats worms,
has also been spreading northwards in Britain. What are the
consequences for us in UK as these non native flatworms continue to
About the Speaker: Hugh Jones is a former lecturer in zoology at
the University of Manchester.
Who is it suitable for?
What does it cost?
Nothing - its free.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up on the day
Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens
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