Riding The Storm

White-lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis) – Storm Francis is battering us here in the UK, and after the rain had stopped and with the sun coming out briefly, I popped outside and came across this little one on the side of my planter. Not everyones favourite, I know, but they have a beauty of their very own in colour and form. You do have to zoom in to see what I mean. I believe this one was eating algae or lichen.

White-lipped Snail Cepaea hortensis

15 thoughts on “Riding The Storm

  1. Although I know very little about them, I am fascinated by the variety of snails there are. You have highlighted the beauty of this one – and showed how useful they can be.

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  2. Stunning colour.
    We have Roman snails in the less damaged parts of my local area, which are always exciting to see. I have to say that my snail ID skills could be better; I know the Roman, banded, and round-mouth snail and that’s about it, although I think 23 species were recorded on one of my local SSSIs.

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    • I have never seen a Roman Snail, and I should imagine they are real beauties! Talking of keys, I have keys for terrestrial snails and for slugs, which are quite useful, but I am not all that good except for the more familiar of the bunch.

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