Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8

Sunday, June 12, 2022

We often saw snails crawling in our garden. They are found on the surface of leaves or flowers to search for foods.



Fig 01- A snail crawling


This snail could damage plant’s leaves in our yards. Since herbivores, they also feed on:

- algae and fungi

- lichens

- and decaying vegetation


As reported by Russell L Minton and Kathryn E Perez (2015: systematic checklist of the land snail of Louisiana) that there are 141 species of land snails in our state, Louisiana.



Fig 02- Hibiscus flower in the garden


However, there are two important snails which believe responsible to “destruction” of our garden.



Fig 03- A snail is moving on


The two species are:

- Helix aspersa aspersa

- Helix aspersa maxima


They are common snails in the garden. Luckily, they are not poinous, and even not dangerous to touch or hold them. Some people in certain countries eat them as “escargot de bourgogne.”


Other species of brown garden snail such as Cornu aspersum also edible. This species spreads all over the world.


Do you know that garden snails are edible?


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32 comments:

  1. ...I have a snail with a different shape shell in my garden.

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  2. I see snails occasionally here too.

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  3. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8
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      Fig 01- A snail crawling

      This snail could damage plant’s leaves in our yards. Since herbivores, they also feed on:
      - algae and fungi
      - lichens
      - and decaying vegetation

      As reported by Russell L Minton and Kathryn E Perez (2015: systematic checklist of the land snail of Louisiana) that there are 141 species of land snails in our state, Louisiana.

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  4. what a unique snail!
    Have a great week,
    S

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8
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      Fig 02- Hibiscus flower in the garden

      However, there are two important snails which believe responsible to “destruction” of our garden.

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  5. I don't think we have those here. Interesting creatures.

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8
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      Fig 03- A snail is moving on

      The two species are:
      - Helix aspersa aspersa
      - Helix aspersa maxima

      They are common snails in the garden. Luckily, they are not poinous, and even not dangerous to touch or hold them. Some people in certain countries eat them as “escargot de bourgogne.”

      Other species of brown garden snail such as Cornu aspersum also edible. This species spreads all over the world.

      Do you know that garden snails are edible?

      # Previous postings:
      - HONEY AS A LOCAL PRODUCT - FOOD VARIETY 12
      - OUR CITY IN THE LATE SPRING OF 2021 - GARDENING AND HOBBY 19
      - MAY AN ORGANISM HAS BOTH FEMALE AND MALE SEXES?
      - 100% OF GIBRALTAR ADULT POPULATION HAD BEEN VACCINATED – VIRUS 38

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  7. I usually check the garden because otherwise they eat everything!

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      Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8
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      We often saw snails crawling in our garden. They are found on the surface of leaves or flowers to search for foods

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  8. We don't see too many snails around here. I doubt if I would eat one!

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this information. It’s good to learn about this from you. We have snails, but they don't look like this one.

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8
      -
      Fig 01- A snail crawling

      This snail could damage plant’s leaves in our yards. Since herbivores, they also feed on:
      - algae and fungi
      - lichens
      - and decaying vegetation

      As reported by Russell L Minton and Kathryn E Perez (2015: systematic checklist of the land snail of Louisiana) that there are 141 species of land snails in our state, Louisiana.

      Delete
  10. 141 species of snails? That's interesting. I learnt something new today.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8
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      Fig 02- Hibiscus flower in the garden

      However, there are two important snails which believe responsible to “destruction” of our garden.

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  11. I can't remember the last time I saw a snail. Interesting post!

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  12. I know snails with a different shell.

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8
      -
      Fig 03- A snail is moving on

      The two species are:
      - Helix aspersa aspersa
      - Helix aspersa maxima

      They are common snails in the garden. Luckily, they are not poinous, and even not dangerous to touch or hold them. Some people in certain countries eat them as “escargot de bourgogne.”

      Other species of brown garden snail such as Cornu aspersum also edible. This species spreads all over the world.

      Do you know that garden snails are edible?

      # Previous postings:
      - HONEY AS A LOCAL PRODUCT - FOOD VARIETY 12
      - OUR CITY IN THE LATE SPRING OF 2021 - GARDENING AND HOBBY 19
      - MAY AN ORGANISM HAS BOTH FEMALE AND MALE SEXES?
      - 100% OF GIBRALTAR ADULT POPULATION HAD BEEN VACCINATED – VIRUS 38

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  13. Hola! gracias por la informacion, donde vivo los caracoles se ven diferentes. Besos

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      Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8
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      We often saw snails crawling in our garden. They are found on the surface of leaves or flowers to search for food

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  14. Hello,
    The snail is cute. I never see them in our yard. I love the hibiscus bloom.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  15. That flower has a nice big bloom! How beautiful!

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Land Snail in the Garden – Critter 8
      -
      Fig 01- A snail crawling

      This snail could damage plant’s leaves in our yards. Since herbivores, they also feed on:
      - algae and fungi
      - lichens
      - and decaying vegetation

      As reported by Russell L Minton and Kathryn E Perez (2015: systematic checklist of the land snail of Louisiana) that there are 141 species of land snails in our state, Louisiana.

      Delete
  16. Snails aren't a problem in my garden, but slugs are a different matter.They must have arrived with soil that was added to my raised beds on a floating garden. There's no way they could get there any other way. - Margy

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    1. I see...

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