State NRM Project Highlights

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Dung beetles improve soil fertility

Dung beetles bury dung in brood chambers (pictured) up to 60cm deep in the soil. Each chamber is about 1cm wide and there are often around eight beneath a cow pat. Every cow drops about 10 pats a day providing plenty of work for local beetles.