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.