February 2015

A Second for Somerset (almost)

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Last September, I attended a field meeting organised by the Somerset Wildlife Trust looking at intertidal zones on the north Somerset coast. A good chance to pick up a tick or two I thought. The meeting was at Hurlestone Point and involved a walk outfrom the car park then a descent down a cliff path to a steep shingle beach. We spent a good session on the rocks beneath Hurlestone Point and I got some nice photographs of shells and the odd anemone but nothing really heart-stopping was found. Late afternoon people started making their way back to the car park and just before the cliff path...

Snail Trail 2015 - January 2015

Hi all.

I just thought I'd best share the snail species I have seen so far this year. In January I saw a total of twelve species. If I can keep this rate up, month by month, by the end of the year I'll have easily seen all the land snails and more.

So, without futher ado, my 12 species from January:

Vitrina pellucida, Winter Semi-slug or Pellucid Glass Snail

A common and widespread species, easily found in disturbed habitats such as gardens, wasteland and brownfield sites. It is usually found as an adult during the winter months, hence...