I could find no evidence of the engineers responsible for this. Can anyone shed any light on the culprit?
Friday, 24 July 2009
Walking through a very soggy coniferous woodland on Rosebrough Moor between Alnwick and Belford after a serious drenching in fine but heavy rain, I was intrigued at the number of single needles dangling on single threads of silk. The photos aren't great due to limitations in both my skill and my camera but you get the point. I have noticed this before but on this ocassion the fine water droplets made them more visible and they were all over the place. It looked as if the needle was being deliberately used to weight down the thread - plantation plumb lines - and so I wonder if this is a precursor to web construction.