Biodiversity Fungi web

The fruiting body of fungi, toadstools, are another important indicator or high levels of labile carbon in the soil. At Moffitts Farm they emerge in all shapes and sizes, while hyphae can be seen surrounding the roots of perennial grasses.

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Biodiversity worms web

There is no better indicator of the presence of plentiful labile carbon (organic matter) in pastures than earthworms. They can be picked up in surface litter when moisture conditions are right such as in the 2011/12 summer.

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Biodiversity pasture spiders web

The implications of holistic grazing management and allowing grasses to set seed is impressively demonstrated by pasture spiders. They spin webs to catch prey, become prey for wasps and web is used by some birds to line nests.

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Biodiversity pasture spiders web

The implications of holistic grazing management and allowing grasses to set seed is impressively demonstrated by pasture spiders. They spin webs to catch prey, become prey for wasps and web is used by some birds to line nests.

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