Reported to Hob Hill, May 2021.
I wanted to contact you regarding my sighting years ago. I have worked for the same lumber company all my life (now retired). At the time we had to fell (chop down) an area of mature pine trees located in a sustainable forest. I was driving a feller buncher (a large machine for cutting down trees) while my colleague was safely back at the truck. I started to cut the trees, one by one. After a short while, I saw what I can only describe as the ground moving! I thought it was the vibration of the machine on the soft pine forest floor. I remember stopping the machine but the movement carried on. I watched for a moment and realised it looked like tiny, green creatures of some sort, moving fast across the ground. I sat watching for a while until they seem to slowly disappear deeper into the forest. When my daughter found your website she remembered my story and said I might have seen the Hobs you describe.
Anyway, at the time when I told my colleagues, they ribbed me about it but I know what I saw!
I feel quite bad now, thinking I may have hurt some of them, but I did stop as soon as I noticed.
In all of the many years felling, I have never witnessed anything like this before or since.