Okay, so this is a pretty poor photo, but it shows some of the dozens of Earth Tongues I found emerging in a client's lawn today. Most were still, in these uncharacteristic shapes, probably because they were newly emerging, but some had the recognisable tongue shape. Either way, they are tough old things because I only noticed them after they had been run over by a heavy mower, with a rear roller, so they survived the blades and the roller, just springing back upright after, as if nothing had happened.
You haven't missed them, Martin. They are still about.