I came across this wood pile while out walking recently. Although fresh cut, the moss and lichen indicate how healthy the growth had been and how unspoilt the area.

I leave a pile of wood in my garden as a site for insects and small animals, and I wondered how many species already inhabit this haven … I may return later in the year and see if it’s still there (if so, I shall avoid the temptation to lift a log and see!).

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