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Deadwood and Its Benefits

Fungi

The wonderful world of fungi.  one of the oldest living organisms on the planet.

Olive Brownie
Olive Brownie
Bitter Brackets, Reishi
Bitter Brackets, Reishi
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Amphibians

Frogs, toads and newts welcome a safe place to hide and overwinter. notice the base of the log pile has some stones to help make this a more appealing home.

Frog
Frog
Toad (young)
Toad (young)
Newt
Newt

Mammals

Hedgehog
Hedgehog

We all love hedgehogs.  I disturbed this one evening which looks like he was after the slug next to it.  They need a quiet corner where they can overwinter such as a sizable log pile, a deep safe pile of leaves or a dedicated hedgehog home.