TG0903 : Molehills

taken 5 years ago, near to Crownthorpe, Norfolk, Great Britain

Molehills
Molehills
Moles, immortalised by Kenneth Graham in his book The Wind in the Willows, are small burrowing mammals and almost blind. They feed almost exclusively on earthworms and other small creatures found in the soil. They are considered a pest not least because of their habit of creating molehills of the waste material excavated during their burrowing activities, the fine soil of which encourages the germination of weeds and is unsightly in immaculately manicured lawns. It is also reckoned that soil from molehills contaminates silage making it unpalatable to cattle and other livestock.

However in the whole scheme of things moles provide the essential task, along with the worms they eat, of aerating and tilling the soil.

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TG0903, 39 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 January, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0982 0320 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.1656N 1:5.7495E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0993 0319
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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