I’ve been harvesting sand all day. I melt it down in my furnace to make a weak but functional glass, so that I can see out and get some light into some of the areas where I work. The intertidal zones around what I’m assuming is an ocean are mostly sand and the occasional blob of clay.
Here’s an oddity: I haven’t had to filter the sand. There are no animals, no bugs, no crabs, no beetles, no mussels… the sand here is empty. Sterile.
There should be bugs here.
There are no mosquitos. No ants. No bugs of any time. The animals all eat plants.
There should be bugs.