6. Animal Burrows & Soil

You will often find animal burrows in woodlands. The three largest and easiest to spot are made by badger, fox and rabbit. You may also be able to find their droppings or tracks nearby.

Finding burrows can also tell you about the ground layer beneath the woodland. Looking at the composition of the soil that has been kicked out can tell you what the soil structure is like? Different soils will enable different types of plants to thrive, affecting the structure of your woodland.

Can you describe the soil found here in Snowdrop wood…

What colour is it?

What does it feel like?

Is it sandy or more clay-like?

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