It rained in the early hours of the morning today, so the ground remained wet through most of the forenoon. And on the wet ground there were these very beautiful things.
And of course, wet sidewalk means stranded worms.
When I come upon a worm that's lost out of the soil and in danger of drying out, my usual practice is to take it to a grassy area, dig a little depression in the moist earth with my finger, place the worm in it and lightly cover it up. Until now, though, I did not know if that was the best way to help the worms; this one assured me that I have been doing the correct thing all along -- as soon as it hit the earth it started to burrow in.
Number of worms rescued: 46