Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Unsung Heroes - in praise of small things
"The tiny creatures of the undergrowth were the first creatures of any kind to colonise the land. They established the foundations of the land's ecosystem (and) were able to transcend the limitations of their small size by bonding together in huge communities of millions. If we, and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear the land's ecosystem would collapse. Wherever we go on land, these small creatures are within a few inches of our feet - often disregarded. We would do well to remember them"