Little dirt mounds all over yard

Asked April 21, 2019, 8:01 PM EDT

Its early spring now and I just noticed hundreds of little dirt piles all over out back yard. Each pile has a small hole in the center of it and sometimes is about 2 inches tall or so and about and inch to 2 inches wide.

Essex County Massachusetts

1 Response

Hello,

The piles are earthworm castings(excrement), little piles of poop left after the earthworm goes back into its hole in the ground. The larger pile could be a group of them located in one area or a mole hill left by a mole coming to the surface to eat the worms.

Regards,
Carol Quish
UConn