Slowly Sinking or, Post-Truth Worm Salute
Field Report

Recording Day:

Wednesday 22 March 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8'c, 80% Humidity, Wind 15 mph
Just prior to a light rain

Location:

Hackney Marshes (watershed area)
at the site of Nature's Throne by artist Paul Haughney
Site type: Nature Reserve

Soil Pit 1 Results:

  • Area is more bare soil than plants
    Area could be described as woodland
    It is unknown if fertilizer has been used here

  • No mature worms were found prior, or after adding mustard water to dug pit

  • Of the immature worms found, (4) were deep-living, (4) were surface-feeding and (5) were soil-feeding

  • Soil appears to be Loam: moist, did not fizz when vinegar was added to it, appears to be the color B6 on the Earthworm Watch chart

Soil Pit 2 Results:

  • Area is located 15 meters from 1st pit

  • Area is completely covered with plants
    Area could be described as lawn
    It is unknown if fertilizer has been used here

  • No mature worms were found prior, or after adding mustard water to dug pit

  • Of the immature worms found, (2) were deep-living, (5) were surface-feeding and (3) were soil-feeding

  • Soil appears to be Loam: moist, did not fizz when vinegar was added to it, appears to be the color B6 on the Earthworm Watch chart

Total Findings:

  • (19) immature worms were found across (2) sites

  • (0) mature worms were found across (2) sites

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