1 edition of Earthworms (Keeping Minibeasts) found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||August 1991|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 76 p. :|
|Number of Pages||49|
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There might be long grass, wildflowers, shrubs, trees, rotting logs, old sacking or rotting carpet, large stones and rocks, and sometimes a pond.
They might record the findings in table form. A Earthworms (Keeping Minibeasts) area with a pile of rotting logs provides an excellent habitat for many minibeasts.
In Gardens A nature area at school or in the corner of a garden is an excellent place to hunt for small animal habitats. Make sure the jar is large enough for the beetles to fly around. Movement: Twisting and curling along the floor, slowly. Some beetles need rotting wood to provide food for young grubs as soon as they are hatched.
Press the thumb of one hand into the ball of clay. Younger students benefit from being shown how to achieve a variety of lines, dots, and soft or dense shading. Searching for Earthworms (Keeping Minibeasts) animals and embarking upon a study of their lifestyles can be fascinating and rewarding, and will help to foster a caring attitude towards living things in the environment.
Earthworms help create humus—a dark brown-black type of soil which holds important nutrients in place for plant growth and use.
Trace the sticky trail of a snail. Earthworms eat dead leaves and grass, rotting plants, animal manure, semi-rotted compost, and bits of soil; organic matter is ground in their gizzards, mixed with digestive juices and enzymes in the stomach then returned to the soil. Describe the way they move and act it out. Window frames and sills often provide undisturbed places for ladybirds, spiders, houseflies and chrysalids of moths or butterflies. Adding chopped leaves, grass clippings, semi-rotted compost, and animal manure to your garden will encourage earthworms to take up residence in your garden, be active, and thrive.
Gloves and other protective clothing are essential.
Worms Black out the tank with dark paper, removing a section for observation.
Wherever you look you will find some living creature making a safe nest — often using natural resources — in which to lay eggs and raise young.