Hermit Crabs

by Amy McCarthy

When hermit crabs die, they release a chemical to let other crabs know their shell home is now vacant, allowing another crab to move in. Sadly, instead of dying of old age and leaving a lovely shell, many crabs are dying because they get trapped in plastic bottles and their chemical signal attracts more crabs to the same misfortune.
Please put your litter in the bin or take it home to recycle.

These were made with whatever I could lay my hands on in lockdown – a ripped trampoline net, the plastic bags my chicken’s corn comes in, plastic casing from recycled electrical cable and willow cut from my garden.