Field Guide: Mystery holes
As the weather gets colder, vegetation dies back and reveals holes in the ground. Big or tiny, you might wonder what made the hole?
Cheryl Bartz, a producer for Red Pine Radio, recently staked out a new hole that appeared in her garden. It was perfectly round and about a half inch in diameter. The rim of the hole appeared to be reinforced with grass and wood fibers. The resident of the hole was elusive, but eventually she snagged a photo of a wolf spider.
Are you finding “mystery holes” in your backyard? Email us a picture and we’ll try to help you identify what dug that burrow. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org.