small holes after rain

kmnhiramgaMay 12, 2007

Ok experts. We had a good T storm Friday evening and about 1/2" of rain (judging from the clay saucer flower pot bottoms on my deck) and this afternoon I noticed small holes all in my lawn. My back yard has some common bermuda and some spots where I have put sod bermuda. The holes (a little larger than the diameter of a pen or pencil) were most prominent or visible where the sod is.

There were probably 15-20 holes per square foot, or maybe more. What critter made these holes? Could I be so lucky that they were earthworms? OR unlucky that grubs did this?

Any ideas? I'll check it out again tomorrow and see if I can get a picture.

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bpgreen(5UT)

I don't know if I'm an expert, but to me those sound like earthworm holes. Earthworms often come to the surface during rain, and the diameter of these sound about right for earthworms.

Did any of the holes have little bumpy piles near them? The absence of these piles doesn't rule out worms, since the rain could have worn them down, but if they were there, it would make it more likely that these holes are from worms.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 11:02PM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Sounds like worms to me.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 10:33AM
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