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Winter Slugs

I should be thrilled that the Pacific Northwest is experiencing a mild winter, but I miss banana slugs. [Cue the violins.] Apparently the inconsiderate little jerks hibernate in the winter. I have no idea when they will come out of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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