Friends in My Garden- 18

Garden Snail

Garden snail

A very common and widespread species, the garden snail is a typical land snail. I have seen two varieties in my garden. The one in the first picture has a designer shell and black lines on the body.

The next two pictures show another variety of garden snail, with plain shell and undecorated body.

Garden snail is mainly nocturnal, but it will emerge during the day after rain. It moves by means of a muscular foot; the mucus secreted by the foot aids with movement .

Garden snail spends the day, often in groups, beneath stones and other structures. It hibernates through the winter in similar locations .They can be serious pests of gardens.


Different species of garden snail
Hibernating or sleeping?!