Just Another Nature Enthusiast

JANE’s Images & Thoughts 🌲 Inspired by the Pacific Northwest & places I wander

  • Nature’s Slug Control

    Nature’s Slug Control

    Who would think that a snail could help to control slugs in the garden?It’s a fact! And another good reason to work with Nature and to avoid applying pesticides.  We’ve been led to believe snails eat plants. Right? Not always… Here is a snail species I found in our nature habitat/ garden that is a carnivore. Can you believe that? I was very surprised to learn about the Robust Lancetooth…

  • Prolific | Vevella Vevella

    Prolific | Vevella Vevella

    Strong Spring winds drive tiny gelatinous creatures ashore where they tend to get stranded in prolific piles along the Oregon Coast. They add a new twist to the Oregon Coast sensual experience… Sight-    Views up and down coast abound in staggering beauty Sound-  Surf hits shoreline with countless rhythmic beats Taste-    Salt floats on ocean mist thick enough to lick Touch-  Rich textures defy ability to grasp them all Smell-  Strong Blue Tide…

  • Robust Lancetooth

    Robust Lancetooth

    Garden snails eat plants. Right? Not always… There is one in our nature habitat/ garden that is a carnivore. Can you believe that? I was very surprised to learn about the Robust Lancetooth Snail (Haplotrema vancouverense). This snail feasts on other snails. The name Lancetooth is inspired by the calcium carbonate spike they use to stab another snail. Once the other creature is punctured, the Robust Lancetooth follows the slimy trail.…

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