earthworm on a lawnJulia Rosen’s (@1juliarosen) January 2020 story for The Atlantic about invasive earthworms is featured in the just-released 2021 edition of The Best American Science and Nature Writing. Rosen delves into the lives of our neighborhood annelids and lets us all in on a revelation that shocked her: With very limited exceptions, all earthworms in the northeast quadrant of our country are invaders. What have large-scale vermicular intrusions meant for our ecosystems? she asks. Photo by s shepherd via Wikimedia Commons