Worms and Vibrations

Friday, January 20th 2017

One of the jobs today was filling potholes in the access track. At this time of year they seem to develop especially quickly – yesterday on my way in I saw a blackbird having a bath in one! So, potholes were filled and tamped down with the wacker plate…

…and up came the worms!

It’s likely the worms emerge to the surface because our wacker plate produces vibrations similar to those of a burrowing mole…there’s been a bit of research done on worms and vibrations. An easy article with a link to some of the research can be found here.

We have had a lot of sightings of roe deer at Foxglove over the last few days. Today I caught one on camera, but true to form my camera and I seemed to have different ideas of what the focus should be on…I thought the deer, but the result was lovely sharp-focus on the fore-ground vegetation!

Elsewhere net rides were prepared ready for our licensed bird ringers. They are hoping to ring some more starlings over the weekend!

Thank you to John and to Colin for helping us today.

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