Its not just about the bees earthworms need love, too

They may not be cute, but the work they do for our soil keeps humans in business. But their numbers are in steep decline If earthworms had feathers, wings or fur, or eyes that looked mournful or eyes at all perhaps they would fare better in the publics affections. This is a clutch of species facing as much pressure from the ecological abuse of their habitats as any other yet unlike, say, bees (which have a scientific study found that 42% of fields surveyed by farmers were seriously deficient in earthworms; in some fields they were missing altogether. Particularly hard-hit were deep-burrowing worms, which are valuable in helping soil collect and store rainwater, but were absent from 16% of fields …