squirmy worms at wild bear

Posted on July 18th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

This morning we joined Wild Bear for an outdoor hike and workshop on Worms and Other Squirmies.

We were gone less than three hours. I took a nap before we left, and another as soon as we got home. I ate before we left, and again when we got home, and had a snack while we were there. Not to mention hobbling along on a leg that had such a cramp this morning David thought I was in labor. I have to laugh at my comically stereotypical pregnant self.

We got to see Milton, a millipede from Africa. Although not actually a worm, he’s definitely squirmy. But like worms, he is an invertebrate–a creature without an internal skeleton.

While worms have no skeletons, millipedes have skeletons on the outside of their bodies–like spiders, scorpions, and insects. These creatures with “outside skeletons” are called arthropods. Just a bit of creepy crawly info for you–free of charge.

We spent some time looking for worms under rocks and fallen logs.

Then the kids looked at some Red Wiggler worms with magnifying glasses. We also found a Spring Chorus frog, which, incidentally, is the only type of frog that lives up here.

Zia got to pick out her own “nature name” and got a necklace. She was a little perturbed that the horse was drawn tailless, but, self-sufficient as always, she added her own tail at home. While I napped.

3 Responses to “squirmy worms at wild bear”

  1. mom and dad says on :

    OOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! but REALLY GLAD U ARE EATING GOOD!!!!!!! luv u/mom

  2. Hannah says on :

    We have been doing lots of napping here too!

  3. jodi says on :

    hahahahaha!! Zia is awesome. Who draws a horse without a tail anyway, right? šŸ˜‰ Also, worms are not my thing at all, but looks like a fun lesson on squirmy things. I bet my boys would love a lesson in worms and dirt. Ewww! šŸ™‚