I find snails weirdly fascinating! Charlie can up to me yesterday (14th August) all excited. “Mummy Mummy, I’ve found two snails”
I was in the middle of mucking out the ponies stables, so I suggest to run over to see if granny had an old Tupperware box. Ten mins later, he came back with one filled with grass, sticks, stones & a small chopped up tomato in it and a hole in the lid.
Did you know:
✅Snail is a common name for gastropod molluscs that can be split into three groups, land snails, sea snails and freshwater snails
✅They’re related to shellfish
✅The majority of snails are herbivores eating vegetation such as leaves, stems and flowers, some larger species and marine based species can be predatory omnivores or even carnivores.
✅Common garden snails have a top speed of 45 m (50 yards) per hour. Making the snail one of the slowest creatures on Earth.
✅They live everywhere on earth: There may be as many 150,000 speciesof gastropods, and they live in almost all habitats, from deep ocean trenches to deserts.
Take a look at The Activity Village website for some fun snail related activities
Credit to Science Kids & Mentalfloss.com for the fun facts.
(Just to add, we won’t keep them long, we will release them back again)