Meet The Unsung Heroes Looking After Our Soil
There are unsung heroes under our feet, maintaining our soil.
Meet The Water Bear:
These tiny, soil inhabiting creatures are famous for being one of the most resistant animals on Earth with the ability to survive extreme environments including both deserts and the Antarctic!
Meet The Underground Network:
Hidden under our feet, fungi can spread for miles creating a gigantic network that helps many plants to communicate and playing a vital role for the soil.
Meet The Nematode:
Soil-inhabiting nematodes are tiny creatures that move slowly between soil particles, decomposing organic matter and recycling nutrients. And they are one of the most abundant creatures on Earth!
Our squirmy friends are keeping the soil healthy...
Earthworms play a vital role for the soil's health, creating an intricate network of tunnels below the ground which is incredibly important for the exchange of organic and inorganic matter between organisms and the environment.
Bacteria Isn't Always A Bad Thing:
With millions of them in just a tablespoon of soil, and thousands of different species, we already know that microbes are everywhere, some are bad, some are good. Lots of bacteria are actually very good for the soil, which cannot survive without the microbial activity.