Last week saw our second encounter with our look at the natural world and where better to start than underneath the ground! Livvy and I spent the whole morning look at those wonderful wriggly wrigglers and learnt some wonderful facts!
Our wriggly facts!
- Earthworms can live for up to 6 years! How amazing is that?!
- They do not have eyes or ears!! Instinctively they will come to the earths surface when it is raining to stop themselves from drowning!
- They are invertebrates – which means they do not have a spine.
- They also do not possess teeth!
- They devour dead plant and animal matter and can eat a huge amount in relation to their size.
- They do such amazing job at churning up the earth and returning goodness to it so that our plants and veggies flourish 🙂
Below is a link to a rather funny video – wriggly worms singing all about composting! Livvy loved it!!
The link below will take you to national geographic for kids – full of interesting wriggly wormy facts and picture!
Next time went venture forth into the amazing world of Ants!