though they only travel a few feet, earthworms undergo a "vertical"
migration each spring after the ground thaws. The appearance of
the first earthworms is a welcome sign of spring, and is often
closely tied to the arrival of the first robins.
Report Your Sightings!
Keep your eyes open for migrating worms!
In his book North With the Spring, Edwin Way Teale describes this
unusual migration. Read his description
so you'll know what to watch for.
Report your first earthworm of spring.
When you see your FIRST earthworms of the season, please report
to Journey North.
Learn more about worm biology and identification: