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Jan 18, 2014 9:54 AM

What lives under this pile of gravel?

I have an area of paving in my back garden surrounded by a border of broad-bean sized gravel. Something is moving the gravel from the border into a pile over a gap between the paving slabs. Size of pile is approx 14 x 7 x 3 cm. On clearing the pile of stones a hole is exposed about 1 cm diameter. It was stuffed with a dead leaf with the stem of the leaf left poking out of the hole. Who lives in a house like this?

 

The following morning, some of the stones have been replaced to cover the exposed hole.

 

ANSWER: Common or garden Earth Worm. The pile of stones is a "worm midden".

Thanks to: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110614/NEWS/306149987/%20sequims-8216-worm-guy-finds-little-known-facts-about-earthworms

 

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