Learn to love worms

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February 20, 2003|By Molly Knight

Did you know that there are approximately 2,700 different kinds of earthworms? That in one acre of land, there can be more than a million earthworms? That worms can grow new tails, but not new heads? That baby worms hatch from cocoons smaller than a grain of rice? That a worm will become paralyzed and die if it's exposed to light for more than an hour, or if its skin dries out?

These are just a few of the fascinating facts about worms that the staff at Patapsco Valley State Park will present in a program tomorrow called "Wonderful Wiggly Worms." Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to hear stories, sing songs and participate in crafts that will help them learn about worms and find out why they are wonderful.

The program will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the park's Avalon Visitor Center, off South Street near Elkridge. The cost is $3 per child. Registration is required. Call 410-737-0451.

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