E is for Earthworm
Earthworms are VITAL! Earthworms burrow endlessly through the soil and break down all the organic litter and rubbish and recycle it into the soil, enriching and fertilising it, keeping it healthy with air and releasing trapped carbon dioxide.
Every plant in the world is serviced by earthworms, without them we would have no grass, trees, vegetables, fruit – no living, growing plants.
And not only that – we would have no birds, moles or badgers whose diet relies on these protein-packed animals to survive and feed their young.
There are about 27 species of earthworm in the UK alone, thousands worldwide, of all colours, shapes and sizes.
- Posted in: A-Z Challenge 2013