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Common Garden Snail

30 Days Wild wildlife nature blog challenge.

Today's quick blog post is about going slow with a snail.

Snail in the garden. 30 Days Wild Challenge.
Go Slow with a Snail : 30 Days Wild Nature Challenge

A snail, is a snail, is a snail....this is a common garden snail. There are up to 80,000 different species of snail around the world..this one is native to the UK and Europe.

They are most likely to be seen after the rain and especially like dark, cool, damp places, such as beneath a flowerpot. When the weather is too hot, a snail will move to a shady patch until it becomes cooler and, if it's too dry, they are naturally attracted to water.

Considered a pest by many gardeners, upon close inspection they are not only interesting creatures but can bear beautiful markings in natural patterns and colours, often with a glazed finish.

There is so much to discover about snails, that it really is a case of going slowly with a snail...but first some anatomical drawings to get to understand it better!

For the #30dayswild post in 2016, Nature Challenge : Go Slow with a Snail, click here.

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