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Unknown animal dropping (Curly) all over garden


I have lots of this type of droppings on the garden.  Does anyone know what animal's droppings are these and how to prevent?  The animal likes to poo on weeds as well.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924

    They're worm casts by the look of them.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,523

    Worm casts so basically just soil,they brush away easily if dry!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • So it is normal that they are all over the garden.

  • It might mean the ground is a bit waterlogged and the worms have been pushing their casts out in order to breathe.  It would be worth spiking your lawn all over with a fork and then brushing sharp sand in to the holes to create better drainage.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,025

    It's a sign that the soil under your lawn is in good heart and is being aerated by the worms and they are dragging leaves down below the surface to add nutrition and improve the structure of the soil.  

    Celebrate image

    But as has been said, on a dry day deal with them with a stiff broom before mowing otherwise you'll get little  muddy patchesimage

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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