In Formation, Darwin describes a process by which objects, including ancient ruins and large stones, are slowly lowered into the earth over generations as a result of worms bringing soil up to the surface from their burrows. In 2014, Hayward chose the site and cleansed three 1£ coins with sage, which I placed on the earth's surface with a coin toss in the hopes they would be buried by worms.
We visited the Reserves again on the morning of 22 March 2017 with tools supplied by the Earthworm Society of Britain, and conducted an amateur survey of soil conditions and the local worm population. In one section of Formation, Darwin details his studies on worm-hearing, making use of a piano, a bassoon and his own shouts. This inspired me to produce Burial of the Remains, a poem which was recited on site to an audience of worms.