Getting Down and Dirty with Lumbricus terrestris

About the Authors

Hi, my name is McKenna Jacobs and I have helped co-create this website for my Organismal Biology Course here at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. As of now, my plan is to major in General Biology with a minor in Psychology in hopes to one day pursue a career as a Genetic Counselor.
I come from a hometown with a population of just over five hundred people, so moving to La Crosse has been mind blowing. I love everything about the city here, from the bluffs to the school to the river and couldn't be more happy to have decided to come here for a great education.
My biggest interests involve spending time with my family and friends, singing, soccer, painting, traveling, and playing guitar. While I do not consider earthworms to be anywhere near my top interests, I did enjoy learning things that I had never known before...and I am a big fan of their relatives, the gummy worms!
Out of the webpages you can find on our site, I was in charge of the Classification, Nutrition, Interactions, and Facts pages. If you have any further questions on any of these topics, it may be in your best interest to primarily contact me, but please feel free to contact either one of us. Our contact information, as well as our professors' information, can be found at the bottom of the screen.

    Hello my name is Nicole Lang, and I am one of the two publishers for this website and was in charge of the Habitat, Soil Structure, and Reproduction pages. I am currently a sophomore at UW - La Crosse and am studying Bio-Med in hopes of someday being a Pediatrician. I am also studying to receive a minor in Spanish. I am strongly involved with the Screaming Eagles Marching Band here at school and love it. It has made such an impact on my life here at school, and has been a blast.
I was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, and lived in different suburbs around Chicago, before finally moving to Cedarburg, Wisconsin in fifth grade. It was at one of my high school marching band shows, where I saw The Screaming Eagle Marching Band preform, which immediately piqued my interest in this school. I soon found out that the school offered a great science program which seemed to meet what I wanted to study. I also came here because of the number of students and the ability to interact directly with my professors.
    When I am not involved in marching band or studying for my major, I enjoy being outdoors. Whether it be hiking, fishing, camping, rock climbing or even exploring, I am almost always outside, and enjoy having the bluffs here to do what I love. I also am big on videogames, or movies, especially when I am with great friends here on campus. Some of my favorite games are anything Zelda related, Star wars Battle Front, Metriod, or Super Smash Brothers. Some of my Favorite movies, include Pan’s Labyrinth, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Harry Potter.

We hope you have enjoyed learning about Lumbricus terrestris as much as we have. We highly encourage you to check out more information on the Multiple Organsims website where you can find other interesting organisms ranging from the watermelon to the hairy lobster.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at:
McKenna Jacobs -
Nicole Lang -

You may also contact either of our professors from this class at:
Dr. Anita Baines -
Dr. Barret Klein -


This site was last updated in December of 2013.