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Earthworm midden

Observed: 25th February 2012 By: Vesta
earthworm midden

During a mild winter the earthworms in my stony garden build piles of stones and leaves at the entrance to their worm holes. This provides a winter food store and helps the vegetation to compost making it easier to digest. It amazing to think they can move such large (10mm) pebbles. I guess they do it at night as I have never seen them and they only take a night to build or repair.

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