Creepy Crawly

The long heard about, but never seen phenomenon happened to me this week…seeing night crawlers on the move.

While walking back to the house from closing up eggmobiles, with only a headlamp for light, I saw over and over again a black, shiny movement on the ground. Looking closer I realized that I was seeing earthworms peeking out of their holes and when they sensed me coming they ducked back in.

I could hardly contain my excitement and wanted to share the fun with you. I didn’t get pictures of multiple worms, but these are great nonetheless ☺.


Out Peeks the Night Crawler.

Creepy Crawly


Lots of earthworms = Fertile soil ☺

Have you ever seen this amazing sight?

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About Erin Phelan

Born and raised in western Michigan, Erin came to Polyface first as an intern in the summer of 2009. While here she met and got to know Grady Phelan, an apprentice at the time. The next spring they were married and after a couple years in Oklahoma they are back, working as sub-contractors for Polyface. Erin keeps herself busy with the jobs of a wife and mother, as well as helping with the animals, gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, knitting and reading.
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2 Responses to Creepy Crawly

  1. Dawn says:

    Ha! I’ve read about night crawlers often, but had no idea they were WORMS! Thanks for shedding light on that one for me 🙂 I don’t think earthworms do that here, but then I haven’t really been looking for them at night either…

  2. We use to go out in the farm yard at night back in Iowa and creep up on them slowly with a flahlight and crab quickly. They’ll bolt back into their burrows if you’re not quick enough. We of course used them for fishing the next day.