Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Worm Migration




Dr. Gooch looked it up and thinks they may be gnat larvae.  They feed on organic matter.  In this case, the mulch around our oak tree.  Yesterday morning around 8am (and again today) they made their way from the grass across the driveway.  Strange route?  Maybe.  Gross?  Definitely.  What a bizarre phenomenon.  They traveled en masse using each other to inch across the asphalt.  Most were run over by our traffic (which I am perfectly fine with).  Ew.

9 comments:

Amy said...

We have an organic vegetable garden and teach out little guy not to kill bugs but....

....that is really gross.

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Kelly J. R. said...

Oh, gosh, that is fascinating and disgusting all at the same time. I've never seen anything like it! We have tent caterpillars here in Wisconsin which can be pretty gross too. A spiderwebby-like sac holds the caterpillar eggs and as they hatch, the sac fills up with the creepy crawlies. Here's a picture from my flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfcreeker/499883936/in/set-72157594195736446

Kurt Knudsen said...

that is CREEPY!
but your flowers below are
CRAZY BEAUTIFUL!
ps. I can name them all.

Rebecca said...

That is so amazing. And icky.

TX Girl said...

I'm with everyone else. V.cool, but WOW it is really gross.

Jeni said...

That's...the grossest thing I've seen all day.

olivia said...

ok maybe a little gross but i LOVE this stuff. seriously i'm sad i didn't see with mine own eyes.

Jessica said...

I am gagging.

Vicky said...

ew! ew! ew! I've never seen anything like that. Wierd.