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Old 12-01-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Maybe there are micro-environments in Berkeley. Thinking back to being a kid digging in the garden, I don't remember worms. I remember collecting salamanders and snakes, though.
Did you live in the Berkeley Hills?
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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I live in Oakland and we have TONS of earthworms. Sol used to bring them in when ever it rained. He was so starved when found us, I'm pretty sure that was what our little boy kitty ate for his first 4 months without a mom. I think after he got a good steady belly of food he was gifting them to us.

And after nightly playing sessions with the feather wand toy, the little bugger figured out how to get birds and mice.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I've seen a few small earthworms on sidewalks around SF after rains. Not very many, though.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Pretty sure I've seen them on the sidewalk in Rockridge after it rains.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: California
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I've got a sidewalk full of them right now. Squishy.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: East Bay
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Guss it must be just a local thing in my area.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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I really think it depends on your soil. I don't remember seeing them growing up in Walnut Creek, and we were really active in the yard. Out there, it's a hard clay soil that's impenetrably hard in the summer, and stays a sludgy thick mud in the winter. I don't think worms like it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Newark, Ca
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Every time we get a lot of rain, my back patio is completely covered with them. A couple of years ago, I had a Christmas party and left an empty cooler to drain on my patio. The drain was left open and about a month after the party I finally got around to putting the cooler away. The whole inside bottom of it was filled with earthworms that were seeking a dark and moist place and they got in through the drain. They had all died in there and the smell was horrible! So, to answer the OP, yes we do have earthworms.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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I have seen earthworms by the handful in Berkeley and Oakland. You may not always see them but you know if they're present if Robins are present. In Berkeley and Oakland Robins are on almost every lawn. Here in Richmond they're absent. I also haven't seen to many earthworms either.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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Plenty of them in my hood.
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