Category Archives: Slugfari

Lots of Little Guys on Trees!

Yesterday’s slugfari surprised us with sightings of many little slugs climbing up and down trees.  One tree, with over 10 little mollusks speeding by each other in various directions, looked like an urban freeway during the morning commute.   Tree … Continue reading

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Slugfari

Last week I spent four days in California helping out an aging parent which meant no slugfaris. The travel and stress culminated in a juicy head cold that has turned me into one of my subjects – a slug. On … Continue reading

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Slugfari: Finding Beauty

Slugfari is like a treasure hunt. With each step, I scan my surroundings for terrestrial mollusks. These strange-looking creatures make beautiful photographic subjects. Their delightful tentacles. Their ability to glide across rough surfaces. Their beautiful colors and textures. Their interesting … Continue reading

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Fall Colors in the Forest

When I was young we used to sing a song in the fall. “Autumn leaves are falling down… …red and yellow… gold and brown.” Leaves aren’t the only color I see on slugfari. Pink toadstools. Green moss. Beige and brown … Continue reading

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Late Fall, Less Slugs, Lots of Goodies

In the fall it becomes more and more difficult to see slugs in the forest. Colorful leaves provide cover for them to hide under and blend into. However, when I see a toadstool or mushroom, nine times out of ten … Continue reading

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Yellow Slugs with No Spots

As a follow up on my story about spotted banana slugs earlier this week, and because I am compelled as slug reporter observer  to not to take sides in the controversial spotted-slug versus non-spotted slug issue, today’s post is about … Continue reading

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Slugs with Spots

Spots are like monograms on slugs. Each spotted slug’s spots are unique. A few weeks ago while on slugfari, I came across a slug in the forest that looked like my pet slug (who left the front yard in October … Continue reading

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Small Wild Slugs

When you aren’t finding large slugs on slugfari, look for little ones. Look for them on trees. Little slugs climb higher up trees than large ones. Often you’ll find more than one small slug on a tree. They love to … Continue reading

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Come on Slugfari with Me!

Today I take you on a tour of my daily slugfari. The path starts with a pond. For two years beavers made dams here. Heading into the forest. The path winds around and climbs. The trail follows follows a creek, … Continue reading

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Banana Slug Color Variation

I’m constantly amazed by the incredible variations in banana slugs’ colors and markings. Each slug is a visual masterpiece. Yellow. Spotted buff. Greenish-tan. Nearly black. Tan. Green and spots. Sienna. Soft yellow. Taupe.

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