I’ve been working with dried nature. If left outside in the elements they get wet soggy, soft and rot. Rot then the bugs get to it. Downloaded a podcast from either NPR or the BBC about forensic entomology and the guy that started to really define it in the 1970s. Hunt it down its great.
If you look at even the smallest piles of rot the contain bug/nematode action. I was looking at a small group of pine needles the other day pushed together into a small “log jam” and there were small earth worms inside. This was on the cement at least 8 feet from the soil.
So rot is attractive to macro life. Decomposition it all goes to soil and from the soil we get growth. Call me podzolic. While you go on with your day to day a whole world exists. Perhaps an untapped world with benefits to medicine even. One my climbing buddies was doing his PHD in Pharmacology studying plant/fungal relationships for that application.
Think about it.
There’s a also a great book called SOIL can’t remember the author but its fantastic the story of humus and decomposition real interesting and not dry at all.
enjoy the seed pod