I asked the worms around our house what they thought of leaves covering the ground. What? Your worms don't talk? Anyway, the majority of the worms I interviewed expressed absolute enthusiasm about carpets of leaves. The main reason was that the leaf cover made it more difficult for the "nasty" birds to disrupt the worm families. According to the worms, there is nothing worse than hearing a child scream as it is being carried off to be devoured. Of the worms who didn't like the leaf cover, they were primarily astro observers and despised the blocked view.