In addition to the all-important micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and protozoa), and our master soil-building friends the worms, soil also contains many types of larger bugs, called arthropods. There are thousands of different species, and they all play an important part in the soil food web.

In this article, we look at one of the most important (and often most visible) groups – the shredders.

Find the activity in Spring – Week 3.