Tag Archive: earthworm

Nov 28

Invasivore Interview: Dr. David Costello

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. David Costello to talk earthworms, research, and invasivory.  Can you start by giving us a quick overview of your dissertation research? My dissertation research focused on how the impact of invasive species can extend outside the typical boundaries of an ecosystem.  For example, invasive earthworms …

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Oct 14

Cooking with Earthworms

Dr. Costello samples a deep-fried earthworm

I guess I’ll go eat worms! We should begin by admitting that, just like our adventures in garlic mustard ice cream, we’ve made several attempts at cooking invasive earthworms with limited success.  We can offer a few tips on collection and preparation though, and we hope that some of our more daring readers will experiment …

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Oct 02

Weekly Roundup, October 2, 2011

In our weekly roundups, we present the latest eating invasive species news from around the web. First, we are thrilled to be included among some top resources for eating invasive species in Conservation Magazine! We learned about an upcoming snakehead dinner benefiting oyster recovery efforts in the US Northeast. Coincidentally,we weren’t the only site to …

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Sep 28

Species Profile: Earthworms

Common earthworm.  Photo credit:  Wikimedia Commons

On the sidewalk, in the garden, or on the end of a fishing hook, everyone can recognize an earthworm.  What few realize is that many common earthworms were not always in North America; most are from Europe.  Amazingly, the common earthworm was poorly understood until just the last couple decades, and we are learning that …

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