Poo, a disgusting ‘waste’ product to many, but in truth poo is incredibly important and can enhance biodiversity. There are some insects that are specialised in processing poo, helping to ‘clean up’ this waste and for these animals the whole chain of life starts. But as with so many things in life, scale matters! There can be too much poo…it also matters if the “poopers” are treated with antibiotics or other medicine, as these chemicals can kill some of these insects that are so important for our landscape. We should appreciate the poo, the poopers and the poo cleaners.

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