|Mum uncovering the hidden world under this log|
|Springtail (a quick sketch of one)|
|Eggs of possibly a Slug or a Snail|
Just hidden in the leaf litter, Mum found these amazing tiny pearls of jelly. I believe these are in fact the eggs of either a slug or a snail. I don't think I have ever seen slug/snail eggs before, so I am pretty pleased with this little find.
In these damp, decaying miniature worlds lying on the woodland floor, there is one predator that causes fear in the hearts of all the other creatures. Centipedes are of no harm to us (unless you live in the tropics), but to a woodlouse, they are like a living nightmare. They are fast with many legs attached to the sides of its long flexible bodies that allow them to squeeze through the tiniest of nook and cranny. To top it all off, they also have sharp fangs that inject venom into their victims. It makes you glad that you are not a woodlouse right now doesn't it?
|Common Woodlouse (I think)|