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Mick Dempsey

Earth mounds in paddock mystery... (help me look smart!)

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I’m on a Facebook group where a guy has posted these photos asking what these mounds are.


Now I’m pretty sure that in some places, certain grasses pull the earth up to form clumps, I’ve tries to strim them in the past.

It looks to me as if these grasses have died leaving these earth clumps.


Any ideas from the more agricultural sorts on here?


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13 minutes ago, Paul in the woods said:

Are they not ant mounds?


If it is grass I would call them tussocks. This thread comes up on google with loads more names:



I believe you’re right, I know what others have said about ants and moles but ants don’t have mounds so close to each other, and mole hills are less robust

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I had a couple of areas  like that that I had to strim on a regular basis  . bloody pain . I used to call them termite mounds but I think ants is correct .

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