Sunday, August 19, 2012
Sunday Wonders - G
G is for Gastropod.
Sometimes, I have a great photo and I have to search for a word. More likely, a great word pops into my brain and I have to find the photos.
This week's word didn't actually pop into my mind. It was sort of just...there. Waiting. And, since I like snails and slugs, I know that there will be at least one great photo to share. But, look! I have two of each. This is a local - and very common - snail tucked into a leaf of hellebore right in our front garden.
And, from much further away: we found this snail hanging out on a rail at the University College Cork in Ireland. They do look quite different.
Slugs are not everyone's favorite animal, but this leopard slug from Salt Spring sland is very pretty. In a sluggish sort of way.
And, closer to home: a Banana slug just doing its best to clean up the forest floor. I really do like these forest creatures.
However, I am not so fond of the common garden slugs that eat the tender green plants. As you can see, I have NO photos of them.