Why Minibeasts Matter?
Minibeasts are really important:
- Some are nature’s recyclers or decomposers and eat dead leaves, droppings and dead animals. This waste is broken up by minibeasts and goes back into the soil as nutrients that can be then used by living plants... remember nature makes sure that nothing is wasted!
- Minibeasts help to pollinate plants.
- They are a significant source of food in food chains-loads of creatures eat minibeasts! Did you know that one pipistrelle bat can eat up to 3,000 midges in one night!
- They also produce food for us like honey from bees, silk to wear and lots, lots more.
Find out about minibeasts at the following web sites.
This is part of the Minibeasts and Pollinators information.