I love watching nature documentaries. Don’t you? But I have also noticed that I sometimes get a bit bored when it’s all about lions and elephants etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love elephants and lions, and I know they are threatened and should be protected!
But love small things even more!
Two days ago I had a closer look at the water that came out of my vermicomposter. You have to tap off the water regularly, because worms like to live in a wet environment, but not in a swimming pool 😉 That’s what this little tap is for.
In the water were all these small – mostly white – “dots”. I couldn’t even see at first sight if they were dead or alive. So I used the macro lens of my camera as a sort of magnifying glass.
That’s when I saw that they are alive…… And they are springtails!
A lot of white ones…..
And some black ones….
They’re not the little round springtails I wrote about some time ago. There are lots of different kinds of springtails. I don’t know if the white ones are the same as the black ones, but only immature. But I think they must be two different kinds. But I do know it’s good to have them in the vermicomposter because they help the worms to make the compost.
Talking about small things. Yesterday my husband and me went on a little walk. We didn’t walk very far, because we like looking around more than actually walking 🙂 So I had some time to look for small things lying around. I wanted to find some more springtails, but didn’t. But I found this little green “thing” beneath a leaf. I first thought it was a seed. But now I think it must be some kind of caterpillar, or a larva.
I have no clue where to start looking. Do you?