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Monday, January 10, 2011

Snail Mail, Literally

There are so many small garden snails around the yard now, and I find them in all kinds of high places.  Do they climb because it's colder near the soil?  Too wet down there?  Some of them are actively feeding and crawling around, but many are lethargic or even dormant. 

This one found a spot inside the mailbox.  Its shell is a bit crushed, probably the junk mail got thrust rudely upon it while it was taking its rest.  Interesting I suppose but it too got flicked into the street. 

 I have a bad feeling about the chances later in spring for seedlings and 4" potted rudbeckias in a garden that is already so full of snails.

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