Out of work discarded electronic components flee to the forest to avoid being recycled. Can they generate the power they need to survive from mushrooms?
When you venture into the deep dark forest and hear the soft rustling of leaves, look down. Be patient, listen and watch. These elusive alien invaders and their critters can often be found hiding in logs, lounging around or foraging for mushrooms.
Born in a factory, these vintage electronic components are fleeing to the forest in an attempt to escape capture and disassembly. E-waste recycling is their worst nightmare. Their short legs makes travel difficult but they seem to be adapting to life in the forest.
They travel close to the ground on the forest floor. They can be found in the thick underbrush and foraging for mushrooms.
They have become friends with the space invaders and happily coexist.
If you have ever heard of the potato clock then you realize that electricity can be generated from living plants. The forest is full of electrons on which these displaced components can feed.
Alien e-waste critter dancing on a toadstool.
Some of these recycled robots live high up in hollowed out trees.
Overheard them arguing... I'm not tasting it, you try it first! Does a poisonous mushroom have poisonous electrons? Ridiculous! Maybe some sort of dangerous power surge or sudden voltage drop? Must be some reason for their hesitation.
When a tree falls in the forest, will an alien be crushed?
Drippy, slimy, rotting mushrooms are a favorite snack for these ravenous critters.
Hollow logs are an excellent hiding place.
Hauling mushrooms back to their log home.
E-waste invader feasting on wild berries.
Accidentally stepped on this poor guy but I dusted him off and he was okay.
Found this one sunning himself on a leaf hammock. Perhaps he is generating solar energy?
Such short legs, they struggle to get through the debris on the forest floor and seem to tire easily.