Let’s Talk About Parks: Snails and Slugs

MAY 19, 2015

The “Let’s Talk About Parks” series is designed to encourage exploration and discovery of Pittsburgh’s urban parks.

Kick up some damp leaves, or push aside a rock or log on your next trail hike, and you’re likely to find a snail or slug. These squishy little creatures may not be particularly good looking, but they are quite fascinating once you know a little bit about them.

While snails carry shells and slugs do not, they are otherwise very similar. Both are classified as gastropods, a name that comes from the Greek word gastros (stomach) and podos (foot). Read Full Article