AUGUST 24, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
CATHERINE POMIECKO - 216-635-3275
For better or worse, the ecosystem of the forest is cyclically
dependent on its every member, from high in the sky to deep in the
soil. Down in the dirt, earthworms have been known for mixing and
aerating the soil, benefiting the ecosystem. However, new
research suggests that earthworms may actually pose a threat to the
biodiversity of forest ecosystems in the region-changing soil
structure and affecting everything from plants to mammals!
Cleveland Metroparks Conservation Planner Nidia Argulus invites
everyone to join her as she explores these new findings at the free
"School of the Wilds: Earthworms For Better or Worse"
program on Sunday, September 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Rocky
RiverNatureCenter in North Olmsted.
Argulus has been studying earthworms in the Park District ever
since she heard of this revelation. Hear the facts behind this
research and then head out to the forest to see it in person.
The program includes a 2-mile walk, after the indoor
"School of the Wilds," a series of field seminars that
share a different aspect of the area's natural and cultural
history, is offered on a monthly basis. Visitors can attend any of
the monthly programs throughout the year which typically include
indoor and outdoor sessions, with classroom demonstrations and
discussions that are then applied to the field.
Rocky RiverNatureCenter is locatedat 24000 Valley Parkway in
Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North
For more information, call 440-734-6660.
Discover how earthworms are affecting the forests at the
"School of the Wilds" program of Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.