Ran a session at work to teach the kids how to erect tents today. Their walking about on the grass brought lots of earthworms up to the surface. As you can imagine, teenage girls didn’t all react at all well. although, one had the courage pick one up and chase the others girls with it. In reality, no courage was involved, she was simply not perturbed by any disgust instinct. Mayday was a very exciting day for that earthworm; enough to make their other days seem quite dull. A day from wriggling and giggling depending on whether you are an invertebrate or not.
Ever the typical teacher, I took a moment out to explain why worms respond in that way and how it means that patch of lawn must be healthy.
- Why Do Earthworms Come Out When it Rains? (thefarmerslife.com)