|Leaf of Barren Strawberry|
During a school foray today, one of the students called me over to look at some slugs and snails that she had found. It was clear to me that I had never seen some of them before. It turns out that the large slug is the Irish Yellow Slug - Limacus maculatus - which was originally thought to be endemic to Ireland, but it originated from the Crimea, spreading from Ireland to England only late in the 20th century:
|Limacus maculatus (right) and Oxychilus cellarius (left)|
The small snail to the left is the Cellar Snail - Oxychilus cellarius. Both new to my Species List.