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The 10 Best European Slug Photos of 2011

OK, OK, they’re invasive.  But this post is about photos. Even these big brown moving turd-lovers can be pretty.

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Ten Best Banana Slug Photos of 2011 Part 1

The 10 best photos of banana slugs taken during slugfaris in 2011! (There were so many this is part 1 of 2 — so, there are actually 20, but who’s counting?)

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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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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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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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