Slug­ging it out

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild November -

Un­like the sod­den sum­mer of 2017, this year’s heat­wave was hardly ideal for slugs in Bri­tain. But now, thanks to early au­tumn rain, mala­col­o­gists – like the soft­bod­ied mol­luscs they study – are back in their el­e­ment. One of our most im­pres­sive slugs is the 15cm­long great grey, also known as the leop­ard slug. Hunt for this spot­ted beauty in damp cor­ners and un­der dead wood or logs, or scan your flower beds with a torch on a wet evening. It eats rot­ting mat­ter and fungi, not liv­ing plants.

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