Let’s Talk About Parks: Snails and Slugs
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