I am a member of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and just love their magazine, their news and pretty much everything they do. I feel very lucky to live here on the Island, and we have such beautiful locations on our doorstep… downs, forests and of course the sea.
The Wilidlife trusts of the UK has a 30 Day Wild challenge where the aim is to do something ‘wild’ for every day in June. I have signed up and am really looking forward to spending time looking for minibeasts, playing on the seashore and just generally enjoying nature.
Today it was rainy and cold and so Baby-Gusto and I enjoyed watching a snail buffet.
It looks as if these are mostly garden snails, Helix Aspersa. It is widely distributed around Britain. Snails are herbivores and scavengers and our local population adore eating my hostas, leftover dog food and this lily bush. This bush flowers for about 20 minutes once a year but is stunning when it does flower….. and provides lots of lovely nourishment for our local snails every other day of the year!