Easter at Estabrook Park, part two (NSFW)

Oh yeah! I completely forgot to mention that I spotted the amazing activity pictured below on the lawn sloping down to the pond this morning …

(image from buglife.org.uk)

At first, I thought it was just a weird version of those gummy-worm-type fishing lures (pictured below) because I was already bending down to pick up a couple of fish hooks, which seem like bad things for little webbed feet to be walking on, eh?

image from somewhere on the interwebs

As soon as I touched “it”, however, “it” sprang to life, separated into two, and each half quickly retracted back into its own hole. I definitely did not have time to get a picture of it, I am truly sad to report, but I did find this spitting image of the one seared into my brain online at https://www.buglife.org.uk/blog/glorious-earthworms/, which also had these fascinating tidbits to report:

“Soil biologists believe that earthworms are the most abundant animal biomass in most terrestrial ecosystems, heavier per hectare than grazing mammals or insects.”
“After their bisexual exchange each Lob worm will lay about five eggs,” but the ones I saw were not necessarily “Lob worms”.

Happy Easter!

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic

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