Woodlice lovers' society
One hot day this week I saw something I haven't seen before. I took the lid off my compost bin to add something, and lots of my woodlice friends scurried for cover. Most of them hid in the compost, but quite a few stayed in sight. They kept lifting and lowering their little legs a few at a time, but remaining stationary. I wonder if this is something they do to lose heat, by creating a bit of an air current? Perhaps it's a dance, and I'd interrupted a ball, or a disco party, or maybe they were practising semaphore signalling.