Eating dirt again. (El próximo viernes será traducido)

eating-dirt-charlotte-150Here I am again sharing another paragraph from the book «Eating dirt» by Charlotte Gill, which I will never stop recommending.

After a cutover, all the layers of the forest are hacked away: the canopy, the understory trees, the woody shrubs, and the soft stemmed weeds and ferns. The sky comes crashing down to the ground. This is an incredible amount of material for every square foot of forest floor, many times that in leaf cover. The web of branches that once caught fog and rain is bucked up into brittle flotsam. The soil, once bathed in understory gloom, is undressed, blasted by the sudden, brash light of the sun. All the dusky, micro-tilling fauna are exposed to baking heat and plunging frosts, where once they were protected by the canopy.

Until next Monday with a post of my own production. Graciela

Un abrazo y hasta el próximo lunes, con un post científico. Graciela.

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