Life in a compost heap – A bugs life (Part 1)

November 19, 2010

in Composting, Wildlife

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A compost heap is similar to a huge city, teeming with life, death, decay, recycling and can contain many millions of soil-dwelling microbes, many still unknown to science and for which you would need a microscope to view. I can only mention here a small selection of the more important soil-dwelling organisms. This will hopefully give you some idea as to the complexity of life that exists in compost heaps and worm bins. Some of the unseen and unsung heroes of recycling !

This article was written together with a magazine called Resource a few years ago……

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A bugs life 1

Part (2) will appear soon ! ( You can see these ones!)

 

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