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    Testing Your Knowledge.....

    okay-----i know mosta you kids have clicked "ignore" on me, and of course---i have reciprocated by clicking the "ignore" feature on you, as well. so anyway---i wanted ta ax this quession about worms---garden worms, earthworms, 'crawlers, whatever. so anyway---if you gather up a plastic cup full of them---they say don't hold them your hand, the salt can harm them---and then you set the worms in a large container of garden soil--right on top---do they manage to burrow down into the soil? fairly soon? see---i posed this question to my ai, but it really was vague about this one. or, do birds just swoop down, and pick them up in a matter of a few minutes? just curious, because i'd like to pick up worms(without handling them) and dump this in my containeer of garden soil. please, please---somebody--a newb or whomever--can you
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    Dump your worms into the garden soil and let them be free. Yes, some of them may sacrifice to a bird, but so what? you can always hide them under a leafy plant low to the ground so birds don’t see them.

    We used to have robins every year that would follow us around in the spring season as we turned over soil. They darted in to get the worms. It was the same robins every year who came around for this.

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    okay---we had way too much rain, last night. we had too much rain the night before. i'm thinking about getting out there & rescuing worms that have crawled to the surface to escape being drowned, before A)birds get 'em; or B) before the sun comes out, and dries out the pavement areas where the worms mighta crawled to higher ground; and kills the worms. See? After conditions stabilize, i will release the worms i rescued into loose soil, so they can burrow in. what do you kids thinka that?

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    Why are you so opposed the birds getting these worms?

    I used to save big,fat worms and drop them off with my neighbor who had turtles. They loved delicious fat worms.

    Here is a turtle story: My neighbor let her turtles sun themselves on her roof deck, top of a
    Victorian 3 story house. Very high! One of them disappeared one day. She looked for him, could not find him. She theorized he fell off the roof, broke his shell, and died.

    Then my neighbor moved to another state.

    Winter came and went. One day a neighbor asked us if we had lost a turtle because they found one with human marks indicating he was someone’s pet. He was strolling down our street when she saw him. We knew that turtle! We took him in and gave him to another neighbor who kept turtles at her country place.

    We let his original owner know he was found, safe and sound, and had a good home.

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    Release your worms after dark when the robins have gone to roost.

    If the ground isn't very moist it will take them longer to get underground, so there's that, too.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Why are you so opposed the birds getting these worms?

    I used to save big,fat worms and drop them off with my neighbor who had turtles. They loved delicious fat worms.

    Here is a turtle story: My neighbor let her turtles sun themselves on her roof deck, top of a
    Victorian 3 story house. Very high! One of them disappeared one day. She looked for him, could not find him. She theorized he fell off the roof, broke his shell, and died.

    Then my neighbor moved to another state.

    Winter came and went. One day a neighbor asked us if we had lost a turtle because they found one with human marks indicating he was someone’s pet. He was strolling down our street when she saw him. We knew that turtle! We took him in and gave him to another neighbor who kept turtles at her country place.

    We let his original owner know he was found, safe and sound, and had a good home.
    If that turtle could only talk!

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    okay---faux why are you so opposed to me being supposedly "opposed" to birds getting those worms? huh? i would just like to rescue as many worms as i can, so that they can burrow underground & continue enrichingg the soil. see? but yeah---i plan to catch-and-release earthworms that surface, due to waterlogged soil. yup. hope thatt helps you some. thankk mee. and thankk you, KLR. i will use that strategy, then. yup.

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    okay----today i took a wheel/tire offa my project van that'd been sitting in a little mud, and imbedded in the tread was a cute little earthworm. i didn't want it to get hurt, so i carefully pulled the worm out and set it on the ground, where it would be safe & make its way down into the soil. so anyway---i found this cartoon online that is kind of relevant to the discussion here. (see photo) hope that helps you some. thankk mee.2024-06-16 (12).jpg2024-06-16 (12).jpg

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    We've had a lot of hungry baby birds being raised in our yard, and our feeder has been seeing a lot of activity, even by birds who don't usually frequent the feeder. So I've been putting worms in the feeder tray as I encounter them, and they disappear pretty quickly.

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