Story: Earthworms

Earthworm

Earthworm

We usually only see earthworms when the soil is disturbed, or when they come to the surface after their burrows have been flooded. If they do not quickly find cover, they die from exposure to ultraviolet light.

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Gregor Yeates, 'Earthworms - What are earthworms?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15485/earthworm (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Gregor Yeates, published 24 Nov 2008