Earthworms consume decaying vegetation and small particles of organic matter from the soil. Their primary diet is made up of leaf litter and other cast-off pieces of plants. Although they are important decomposers, they ... More »

Earthworms eat organic matter like plant material, microorganisms and dead animals that are found in soil, but they don’t actually eat the soil. However, their droppings, called castings, become a part of the soil, which... More »

A wide variety of animals eat earthworms, including rats, birds, foxes, moles, shrews, snakes, frogs, snails, salamanders, skunks and toads. Some insect species such as ants and beetles also feed on earthworms. More »

Earthworms eat dirt and decomposing matter and take in moisture from the soil. They get their nutrition from decaying organic matter in the dirt, such as animal manure and rotting foliage. Worms raised in worm farms eat ... More »

Earthworms eat organic matter like plant material, microorganisms and dead animals that are found in soil, but they don’t actually eat the soil. However, their droppings, called castings, become a part of the soil, which... More »

A wide variety of animals eat earthworms, including rats, birds, foxes, moles, shrews, snakes, frogs, snails, salamanders, skunks and toads. Some insect species such as ants and beetles also feed on earthworms. More »

Earthworms play a vital role in breaking down organic particles in soil and aerating soil, and their waste, called castings, is used by gardeners as fertilizer. They also play a role as bait in fly fishing. More »