The Worms Return

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By Megan


“It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures.”  -Charles Darwin on worms, 1881

The children’s fascination with worms persists through the changing of the seasons and over time. One of the first memories I have of Elm House, almost one year ago, was the over turning of the stumps and the exploration of the creatures who lived there. The children have new questions about the worms, “why don’t they like sun?” “Why are they in a hole?” “Why they in the garden?” Their questions have become more complicated and personally I delight in helping them investigate and understand more.

Luca’s mom, Laurel is our resident worm expert though. A few weeks back we invited her to give her worm presentation to the toddlers and once again we have our very own worm bin to feed and observe over the summer! Thanks again Laurel!

Here are some photos of our reintroduction to worm bin worms.



One Comment on “The Worms Return”

  1. I love watching Lainy explore this reinvestment with children last week. The quote reminds of a beautiful book I am reading called Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown. Lots that we can learn from the organization of these small, humble creatures.

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