Messages From The Wild

“Consider me tickled. I loved the flea. What a clever idea.”

W. Sieghart, London

The Flea

With many thanks to Dr Amoret Whitaker, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester; Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum, London



Apart from their fantastic design, fleas also play a part in the process of nutrient recycling and contribute to the structure of the ecosystem.

Feeding on decaying plant matter, dead insects, faeces, and vegetable waste, flea larvae help in decomposing organic waste. With their saliva properties, they channel the nutrients produced back into the ecosystem for further vegetation.