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Mollusc musings

White-lipped snail feeding on gorse
White-lipped snail feeding on gorse

“It’s a lovely day” said the snail.

“Yes” said the slug. “It’s been raining all day and everything is damp and wet”!

European black slug (Arion ater) on moss_edited-1

“I think I’ll slide off for a bite to eat” said the snail.

White-lipped snail feeding on gorse
White-lipped snail feeding on gorse

“Watch you don’t slip up” giggled the slug. “With that shell and all”!

European black slug (Arion ater)
European black slug (Arion ater)

“What’s the forecast?” said the snail.

“Brilliant; rain all week” said the slug. “Enjoy it while it lasts!”

All images were taken in Galicia, Spain, where it often rains!

 

 

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I am a retired entomologist with a background in quarantine pests and invasive invertebrates. I studied zoology at Imperial College (University of London) and did a PhD on the population dynamics of a cereal aphid (Metopolophium dirhodum) in the UK. I spent 5 years with the British Antarctic Survey studing cold hardiness of Antarctic invertebates and 17 years with the Food and Environment Research Agency. My main interests now are natural history, photography, painting and bird watching.

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