Some of our vermiculture worms that live in a bin down in the basement escaped the other day… they climbed on top of the shredded newspaper and leapt across the intervening centimeters to reach the rim and over the wall they went!

The next morning the escape was discovered and many were sent back to the box. The cats seemed to totally ignore them.
One worm made it as far as the carpeting.

Turns out they come out at night in the dark, to the surface… looking for a party? In this dim time of year, it is actually dark down there quite a lot. We’ve been forced to turn on a 10w CF bulb over the bin to keep them down inside and underground.