One of the classes that was offered for our homeschool group's spring co-op session was *Worms*. Now what child isn't enticed by that name? Frankly, I was excited, too! It sounded like fun.
So for about 3 weeks now we have had our very own worm bed with probably about 50 red earthworms. They live in a plastic bin full of the stuff they like to eat. They are vegetarians, in case you didn't know, with a little paper on the side.
Some interesting things I've learned about worms these past couple of weeks, besides the usual anatomy stuff:
- If you leave the food scraps in the box too long, everything starts to get fuzzy and green and stinky.
- Worms turn things into *dirt*, otherwise known as *worm castings*, otherwise known as *poop*.
- Worms like to live in and eat damp newspaper, while turning it to *dirt*, of course.
- Apparently we are going to have baby worms soon.
I'm looking forward to releasing our little friends into my garden in a month or so. That will be fun!Oh~and that beautiful full moon you're looking at this month is called the *Worm Moon*. It was named that because of the thawing of the earth after winter and the increased activity of the earthworms.