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Hello Everyone,

My last photograph showed an imaginary Komodo Dragon searching amongst the bluebells and I was tempted to title this as an imaginary 'Giant Anaconda' but was eager to draw attention to the importance of dead trees and branches within an environment, as well as providing visual imagery.

Woodland experts inform us that dead wood is the richest habitat within a healthy forest. It supports a huge variety of wood-boring invertebrates and an array of fungi.

A fifth of Britain's invertebrates depend on dead wood to survive. So a forest with plenty of dead timber provides more food for a cornucopia of insect-eating birds, including nuthatches, warblers and woodpeckers. Large trees, in which rot holes more easily develop, are good places, too, for hole-breeding species like bats, jackdaws and tawny owls.

My workshop will show how plants develp well alongside dead branches, too.

jean113, ikeharel, holmertz, jhm, Fis2, pajaran, pierrefonds, ChrisJ, COSTANTINO, PaulVDV has marked this note useful

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