Our favourite collective noun for worms is a squirm. A squirm of worms. It just sounds great doesn't it. Other collective nouns for worms include a wriggle, a knot and a clew; the latter being a historical name for a ball of twine, which a group of worms resemble when they cluster together.
Have you heard of the folk tradition "telling the bees"? It is an European custom which involves beekeepers telling their hive about important life events like births and marriages. If they forgot to tell them their news it was believed to be bad luck that could incur a penalty, like the bees producing less honey.
Did you know that many folk tales associate ladybirds and the weather? One Norse myth tells of how the ladybird descended to Earth on a bolt of lightning, which has to be the most metal origin story in the entire insect kingdom!
There are about 40,000 known species of spider in the world, most of whom use a web to catch their prey. Did you know that spider web silk, for its weight, is actually stronger and tougher than steel? In celebration of this amazing fact, we have embroidered a delicate silvery web on the back of our adorable friends 8 legged body.
Many people think that the dandelion is so called because the sunny fluffer resembles a shaggy mane. But in fact, the dandelion is named after its leaf. The sides of dandelion leaves have a zig-zag shape, which reminded early Europeans of lion's teeth. So they called the plant "dent de lion," which means "lion's tooth" in Old French. Over time, this evolved into the word we use today.