Log piles

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Log piles

Post: #260215 sleepyowl
Thu May 10, 2012 9:17 am

I've created a log pile in my garden& already after only a couple of months I have centipedes & woodlice in there as well as a collection of fungi, I'm impressed. So do any of you guys have log piles in your garden for wildlife purposes & what do you have living in them?
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Re: Log piles

Post: #260216 becks77
Thu May 10, 2012 10:03 am

Hi Sleepy owl,
I rolled up some of the garden edging which is made of short pieces of bamboo and left hooked it over a fence post, they appear to like it have chuggie pigs and earwigs so far, but over in the log store there is much life..chuggie pigs, field mice, bees, alsorts :cheers:
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Re: Log piles

Post: #260219 British Red
Thu May 10, 2012 10:28 am

I have - I've a large stack of awkward stumps and trunks. All the usual suspects, but sadly no stag beetles yet :(
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Re: Log piles

Post: #260244 Thomzo
Thu May 10, 2012 7:40 pm

I have various piles of logs and twigs in different parts of the garden. The logs are waiting to be sawn up, the twigs are left over from pruning the trees so I shove them under hedges and bushes to create a habitat for wildlife. There's loads of insects, frogs and even a hedgehog around here.

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Re: Log piles

Post: #260389 battybird
Sun May 13, 2012 9:43 pm

A couple of years ago, we cleared a space to park the car and, under the huge pile of pine cuttings, unearthed a nest of slow worms, a scorpion, centipedes as well as the usual earwigs etc. Oh and recently there was a ferral cat which had a litter of kittens in the woodpile for our burner! succesfully moved to a pile we were not going to use for a few months.
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Re: Log piles

Post: #260391 British Red
Sun May 13, 2012 10:34 pm

battybird wrote:Oh and recently there was a ferral cat which had a litter of kittens in the woodpile for our burner!


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Re: Log piles

Post: #260401 battybird
Mon May 14, 2012 7:04 am

Cute...we did not take photos as the mum had actually had them in a small gap between the logs which were in danger of collapsing and crushing them when we removed wood for the fire! Emergency removal took place into a black bin on its side (mum was off somewhere) and when she returned we made lots of noise nearby and she moved them to the other logpile, much safer! :thumbright:
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