Musing on life in the heart of rural Wiltshire. Well, erm Chippenham actually...
Oh they're pretty. Will they grow up to be huge hosta-eating snails though..?
Very cute..... but also grrr snails :)
CJ - I'm intrigued by them. They look very much like the tiny freshwater snails I'm used to seeing when I do stream survey work. But which of the familiar ones in the garden do they grow up to be? I'm sure they'll like my hostas though!Gaz - yes they are! But half an hour later they'd disappeared :/
They certainly are different from the baby snails in my garden, which have pretty flat shells. Perhaps you're about to become a site of special scientific interest!
Why do babies of any species look so cute?What was their fate?Did they live to see another day or did you despatch them?
Helen - we nearly moved to North Wales a few years ago and the house I liked the look of did have a SSSI in its garden!Dobby - they simply crawled away! I'm trying to find out what they were because they're unlike the usual garden snails we see and they look much more like freshwater snails.
I love hearing from you and welcome thoughtful conversations :) Comments aiming to link back and give credence to commercial websites will be composted!