What Do You Know About Worms?

Don’t think worms are exciting? Take a look at these facts about earthworms and all that they do for us!

  • There are 4,400 different species of worms – and 2,700 different kinds of earthworms to be exact.
  • In one acre of land, there can be more than a million earthworms.
  • Earthworms have five hearts!
  • Worms are decomposers, which are organisms that break things down into valuable nutrients that can be used by other plants and animals. Start with an old dead log or fallen leaves, and after the worms do their work you’ll haverich soil for new seedlings to grow.
  • Without the help of worms, every plant and animal that died and fell to the ground would stay right where it fell. Trees, leaves, fruit, nuts, dead animals, and food would just keep piling up!

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.
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