Monthly Archives: March 2013

Red Wiggler Compared to a Nightcrawler Earthworm

Red Wiggler Compared to a NIghtcrawler EarthwormHere is a picture of a red wiggler compared to a nightcrawler earthworm. While digging in my garden last Sunday, I noticed this very large nightcrawler earthworm.  It was certainly a beautiful speciman of an earthworm.  I have found some large ones in my garden but this one was huge! I decided this was a great photo opportunity to show the difference between how nightcrawlers and red wigglers look.  The red wigglers in the picture are full size–amazing isn’t it?

Here is a video on separating out red wigglers and what to do if your worm compost is too wet.

Download My PowerPoint Video, an Intro to Worm Composting!

I have created an informational PowerPoint video turned into a movie, as an Introduction to Worm Composting. It is an excellent narrated presentation using my photos, text and video clips for a great Intro to Worm Composting. I give you a heads up about what mistakes I have made so you won’t have to make them yourself!

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Here is a preview of my PowerPoint video:  the Introduction and Chapter 1:

Building a Birds Nest

Building a Birds NestWho would believe that a robin would care about building a birds nest and what materials go into it? One expects the little twigs and grass but I had an interesting experience with a robin in my yard!

One day while I was working in my garden, I noticed a robin in my neighbor’s yard continually trying to pick up some curling ribbon. He was just not successful and very frustrated as he tried over and over again to pick it up.  Once he flew away I, being a very curious person, went over to see why he couldn’t pick it up.  Lo and behold, it was attached to a deflated mylar balloon and the hose was laying across the ribbon further up.  So it was impossible to pick up this ribbon.

I found it very interesting that the robin wanted this pretty, shiny ribbon for its nest.  Why would a robin even care?  But I guess they have their decorating requirements just like we do.  I couldn’t resist giving him a helping hand.  So I cut off the ribbon and brought it and put it under the place where the robin was building the nest.  Then I went inside for a while.

When I came out you can see the results from the picture.  The ribbon was now a part of the nest!! Nature never ceases to amaze me!