Under A Strip of Bark

By my plant pot full of moss I have a strip of bark leaning against some heather. Occasionally I will lift it to see what is sheltering in the dark and damp place it helps create there. Clinging to the underneath of the bark I found a 5-7mm (around 1/4 inch) Discus Snail (Discus rotundatus).... Continue Reading →

Give It Some Mussel

Common Mussel (Mytilus edulis)  Exmouth, Devon. August 2019 © Pete Hillman.

A Beauty For A Snail

2 photos in this post. I believe this is the Copse Snail (Arianta arbustorum), and it will be the first time I have had this species in my garden. Feel free to click the images to enlarge and click again to get even closer … August 2019, front garden, South Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

More Rain …

Believe it or not this is the same species of snail which I posted previously. The shells can be quite variable. White-lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis) June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

When It Rains

Yes, when it rains these all come out to play ... or eat my garden to the ground. I really like the shell colours and patterns on these. White-lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis) June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

A Perilous Journey

One summer's day I observed this White-lipped Snail Cepaea hortensis as it travelled from leaf to leaf on my crab apple tree. It was very slow going, but how it managed to slide and glide from leaf to leaf without falling off was quite something. Double click on images to enlarge. August 2017, rear garden,... Continue Reading →

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