Have been very slowly clearing the shitty bit at the bottom of my garden where I dumped all my bramble clippings and branches and everything. I sit down while I'm clearing all this stuff out and go really, really, really slowly, and I find all sorts of interesting wildlife.
Today I found a slug under some leaf litter with a baby woodlouse stuck upside down to its back, wiggling its little legs helplessly in the air 😭 (i rescued it). Also I found a frog! I knew I had them but I'd never actually seen one before because they hide from me. And I disturbed a big fucking centipede the size of my toe.
I keep seeing these things, over and over in dead wood - I don't know what they are. Something has presumably burrowed into the wood to lay an egg or whatever, and then the thing has hatched and burrowed its way back out. But whatever the thing is, it leaves a moulted exoskeleton behind, partially embedded in the dead wood. All that's left is this translucent worm-shaped exoskeleton with two big hecking jaws at the business end. They look like tiny, land-based bobbit worms. They're very interesting and also slightly terrifying and I wish I knew what they were. Googling "dead wood bobbit worm garden" has not been fruitful so far for some mysterious reason.
Gardens are great.