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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Earthworm Day!

In case you didn't know, today has been declared International Earthworm Day!

Of course it's a great invert to choose for it's own day. Aside from Barnacles (we all know how wonderful they are) and evolution, nothing seemed to occupy Darwin's curiosity as much as earthworms. For over three decades he studied them, off and on, and wrote papers and books about them and their effects in the soil.

Unfortunately today is a chock-a-block, with end of semester work and a seminar tonight so I doubt I'll be able to put together anything new. But here a link to all our past earthworm ramblings here and of course...

Earthworm Porn by a true friend of the invertebrates Isabella Rossellini.


  1. During my after-lunch walk I saved the life of an earthworm that was wriggling on the sidewalk in the sun. A perfect thing to do on the Earthworm Day.

  2. You then are truly an Earthworm hero! I shall raise a glass in your honor and of any who save the earthworm, instead of stepping on them. No, wait, not one drink for each individual who does it, one for Aydin and one for the general hero.

  3. OMG, that was so strange and wonderful. Huge fan of the blog. Keep up the good work.


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