Archive for the ‘Decay’ Category

New from Old

Last night I watched a documentary called ‘Afterlife: The Strange Science of Decay‘. It followed the processes of decay that occurred when a variety of foodstuffs were left out in a warm, humid kitchen, over the course of two months. Whilst delightfully disgusting at times, it was also genuinely fascinating and sometimes extremely beautiful. Moulds, […]

How The Other Half Live

Whilst humans go about their daily lives, scurrying in and out of their big brick buildings, here, amongst this delicious leaf litter, there is a whole community of little animals living where these large and unexpected mushrooms have burst forth. Snails, woodlice, earwigs, millipedes, beetle larvae, fully-fledged beetles, slugs, earthworms…all manner of minibeasts abide here. […]

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