|2 Pictures by Marilyn Barlow|
Note newts in background.
David Cobham is the volunteer who makes all our lovely way-marking signs. He lives on the edge of the Reserve, so anything that turns up in his garden is likely to appear on our patch as well. This week he reported a large cream slug with an orange edge was slowly sliding across his back step. Rather than throw it over the fence to get it off his vegetables, David sat and pondered it for a while and watched to see what it would do. It ate a snail!
Actually, most slugs are omnivores and mollusc cannibalism is not unknown, but David tried to identify his slug and came up with the Spanish Slug – Arion vulgaris.