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What creature is creating the little piles in this photo?

Any idea? Several of them in this area. Under the stone chippings is errocaceous compost.





  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,154

    An earthwormimage

    It's earthworm poo.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • it does look like that, i agree, but i wonder if it's something else. I should have also said that there is weed control fabric between the stones and the compost and this is really new, so why would earthworms only now start doing this but not the last few years?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,154

    Earthworms lay eggs which hatch into tiny earthworms which would probably be able to move between the layers. Also, they travel about at night and could have migrated from one part of the garden to another.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 68,183

    Looks like worm casts to me too. image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Worms casts, and the shiny stuff is a slug or snail trail

  • ok, thanks all. I prefer it to cat muck...

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    worms are very happy between weed fabric and stones. I have my babies standing on that and am forever tipping out pots and finding a large worm in residence.

    I've got the seed pots up on a metal grid, I thought the churning might take all the seeds to the bottom of the potsimage

    Worms can get into a pot when It's standing flat on concrete as well.

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