Indeed I got a small surprise when I checked the rain total from yesterday. We got .17″ and yes small but definitely most welcome. 🙂
But while I was looking at the stinkhorn, the earth moved! Now play in your head the sound track of Jaws or another of your favorite scary movie. Not leaving well enough alone, I tried to undercover it. First with a stiff piece of a weed. Then once I uncovered the hole I poked the grass blade down the hole. Maybe the creature from beneath would grab hold.
After five minutes, the Opaque Earth Boring Beetle (Geotrupes opacus) came out. Whew, it was harmless. LOL. Geotrupes is Greek for earth-borer. And appropriately it was doing its job!