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It’s Too Cold for Slugs, but…

For over two weeks we’ve had freezing temperatures at night and in the morning.  Most days it gets above freezing in the afternoon, but slugs are sluggish this time of year. However, regardless, but and all those exception words — … Continue reading

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A Long COLD Winter

Since the banana slugs moved out of the front yard and into the forest, I’ve been walking in the woods to see them in nature. But now the forest is covered with leaves and it’s nearly impossible to spot my … Continue reading

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Almost Invisible

This time of year in the forest, banana slugs are difficult to see.  Some are underneath the piles of fallen leaves and some blend in on top of the layers. Like a kid on Christmas morning, I shriek with glee … Continue reading

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More Little Guys

Yesterday’s slugfari post was full of little slugs climbing up and down trees.  Today, more small slugs! Lately, it’s been difficult to spot big banana slugs. This time of year they hang out atop or under the deep cover of … 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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Mystery Stuff

What is this?  It’s bigger than my head. I mean it’s ENORMOUS! Lichens? Fungus? Something else? It’s growing on a dead tree in the forest. And it’s 8-10 feet off the ground. Nature is art.

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So Many Toadstools

When we don’t see slugs or snails on Slugfari, we delight in the many toadstools, mushrooms, fungi and lichens along the trail. They are just too wonderful not to share. Please enjoy just a few from the past couple of … Continue reading

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How to Spot a Slug on a Tree

Spotting a slug on a tree in the forest can be tricky. But, lucky for you, you know me and I can tell you how! As you walk in the woods carefully scan the forest around you. Keep your eyes … Continue reading

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Romancing the Slug

During yesterday’s slugfari I stumbled upon these two slugs entwined in the throes of passion up a tree. At first I blushed and felt guilty about my voyeurism. But, then I reminded myself, I am a grown up and a professional. … Continue reading

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Mushrooms or Toadstools?

For three consecutive days I photographed these mushrooms or toadstools on my daily slugfari.  Apparently, slugs have been feasting something has been eating them. October 10, 2011 October 11, 2011 October 12, 2011 October 13, 2011. October 14, 2011.  One … Continue reading

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