Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The "Hot Pile" A.K.A. Warm Bacterial Poo Dirt

Another fun exhibit at the "you know what" was the Hot Pile.


This dirt feels warm because bacteria and fungi in it are harvesting energy from decaying plants.

Dig your hand down into the soil. (Use a plastic glove if you like.)

Can you feel the heat? You may need to dig deep to find the warmth.

Are you serious?

1 comment:

  1. Jaime: Don't forget the keyword is "life."