Maybe we should we respect these critters a little more and applaud them for the work that they do.
- They areate our soil
- They allow oxygen to penetrate deeper into the soil, which helps iprove soil bacteria to our plants
- They ingest soil and organic matter and produce castings, (worm poop)
- They help with composting natural resources like food and paper into valuable nutrients.
Source: Why we should love earthworms – by Amanda Sears
This article also points out some interesting facts that I was not aware of:
- Under favorable conditions, one acre of land can contain more than a million earthworms.
- There are 2,700 species of eathworms
- The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and it was 22 feet long.
Just a few notes on earthworms for today!