17. Earthworm


Did you know that an earthworm has internal organs, including a bladder? How does it all fit in there? Look at the way it slithers along by the ingenious use of expansion and contraction of segments. If we are seeing with the eyes of wonder, this creature alone is enough food for thought for a very long time.

Photo and text © Keren Dibbens-Wyatt 2017

‘ “In my opinion,” the Earthworm said, “the really marvellous thing is to have no legs at all and to be able to walk just the same.” ’   (from James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl)

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