The Hidden World beneath Our Feet

Spotted Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata spiderling
Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata) spiderling. For scale compare the distorted S-shape just below it, which is slug poop

Beaneath our feet is a hidden world of wonder which many of us do not get to see. Yet it is there all the time. Earlier I lifted up a plant leaf that was trailing across a flagstone, a simple act, and peered beneath it. I entered ‘their’ world.

Tomocerus minor
Tomocerus minor, a springtail
Common Chrysalis Snail Lauria cylindracea
Common Chrysalis Snail (Lauria cylindracea) a snail I did not even know existed until today

Please click on an image for a larger more detailed view. Clicking a second time may get you a little closer.


Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. June 2017.

12 thoughts on “The Hidden World beneath Our Feet

  1. Just explore, beneath the leaves or soil, and you shall find a treasure of small creatures. Great photos Pete.

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  2. Your images are excellent, Pete, and I love how you identify all the creatures you find. Plus, I don’t read the words slug poop very often. 🙂

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  3. So many bugs! Sometimes I like to just sit and challenge myself to find those small bugs. They go unnoticed so often. I think that it is great that you got some photos of them 😁. I try to get pictures of then, but they are too small for my camera.

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    1. Some of them are a bit too small for my camera also. But I like to have a go, and cropping the images in post processing can help a little too, but not always. Thank you for your comment 🙂

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