Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Decomposer

Flipping logs is a lot more exciting in North Carolina than it was in Arizona!  Well, that’s not exactly true.  There was a high likelihood of running into something venomous under logs in Arizona and that made it VERY exciting, but there seems to be a much greater diversity of things under logs in North Carolina.  Case in point:

Millipede

Millipede

There were three millipedes under this one log, each doing its part to break the log down and return it to the soil.  Alongside the millipedes were sowbugs, fungi, ants, and some worms.  Woo, decomposers!  They don’t get nearly enough love considering the invaluable services they perform.

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