Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Snailing


What do birders do when it is too wet and rainy to bird? They look at other things, like snails. I am trying to start a new hobby, called "snailing." We snailers will look at snails and slugs, anything that leaves a slime trail.


Here are some beauties that I found in West Virginia. Don't ask me their names; we weren't introduced.

snail with lichen

snail on a stem

an ex-snail

snail on a step

snails with scat

Yup, it's what you think it is.

10 comments:

Lynne said...

Tastey...

jalynn01 said...

Gee were we at the same festival? I didn't see one snail. Maybe I wasn't looking...

Bird Girl said...

You did a great job with the snail shots!

littleorangeguy said...

You're missing the garlic butter.

Susan Gets Native said...

Snails on scat slurp up scrumptious snacks!

holly-the-person said...

Did you know that snails drive fast little cars? And they have a little 'S' on the back of each car, to ID it. So when you see one next time, you can say "Wow. Look at that S car go!" (groan...)

wv: mattic. Snail cars are auto-mattic.

KatDoc said...

[gasps in horror]: "Tasty" and "garlic butter" are forbidden words at the Snail and Slug Society meetings!

Holly: There is nothing like a good pun. And that was nothing like one!

~Kathi, who actually likes bad puns better than good ones

holly-the-person said...

Kathi, of all the thousands of jokes and puns I've heard over my life, that is one I still remember for some unknown reason. I rarely have a chance to use it though, so I was delighted with today's post!

(PS. I really like your new pic.)

Wil said...

Great shots. Who knew that we would have a snailer on the birding outings. It is great to see these images.
Wil

nina at Nature Remains. said...

It's good to know a Snail Society is in the process of being formed--I can already think of an obvious advantage to the listserve for sightings....chances are, the snail will probably not have wandered too far from its original location, allowing all the other snail-lovers in the area to find it as listed.
However, I don't imagine too many eyes welling to finally discover their life snail and take a long look at it in a scope!