Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Standing, looking at my compass, sighting my direction, I notice a little speck out of the corner of my eye.
Swinging in the wind is a slug. Slowly lowering itself from a tree branch. I have never seen this before. I did not know a slug could web it's way to the ground.
While I watched for 10 minutes the slug descended more then 25cm. It was maybe 1 meter from the ground when it let go it's line and landed on the forest floor. The branch the critter had come from was 3 meters in the air.
What was that slug doing up that high? Climbing down would be a slow process.
I searched the internet but could not find a good resource to link to about slugs. some looked close to this one but not really.
If you know what it is let us know!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I started this entry some time ago. I finish it tonight.
My puppy noted by his tail wagging that something of interest was under a large rock. His tail tells me when he thinks he has something cornered for sure.
I come to give him a hand to see what he has. I roll the large boulder to the side and watch a little mouse run away into a pile of slash. The dog does not see it.
I notice a little creature there in the dirt slowly moving away. I pick it up and looked at it carefully. The warmth of my hand makes this little critter a little more active. I take a couple of pictures while it absorbs the sun.
I place him back in a well protected place as it prepares for the winter. map
The other day I came across a raccoon.
The poor little critter had been hit by a car on the airport road. I had been told a month ago that raccoons where in town.
Now I know it is true.
Added to the Timmins Naturalists Observation Page.