ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Eye On Olympia

Protection sought for giant earthworm…

It’s summer, and my blog numbers need a boost, so here’s this, from the Associated Press:

Fans of the giant Palouse earthworm are once again seeking federal protection for the rare, sweet-smelling species.

The worm has been seen only four reported times in the past 110 years, but supporters contend it is still present in portions of eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

The worm can reach 3 feet in length, is white in color and reportedly possesses a unique lily smell.

Environmental groups are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the worm as an endangered species.

The Bush administration rejected an earlier petition, but supporters hope to have better luck with the Obama administration.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Olympia

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Richard Roesler covers Washington state news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Olympia.

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Eye On Olympia.

Follow Richard Roesler
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here