Another late-season rain.
We *really do need* all the rainfall from heaven we can get...
So, of course, this presented me with a Snail Hunting opportunity!
Last year's late-season Snail Hunt has definitely had a long-term effect on the snail population in my (very) little patch of ground.
I think it's probably been six weeks
since the last Snail Hunt, but tonight I only bagged...
23 snails + 1 slug
When I think back to the first couple of seasons when I started gardening in Berkeley, and then to the first year when I gardened here (1997/1998), I would never have believed I could achieve such relatively low numbers of gastropods.
So, think of this as a long-term campaign. I've experienced this small success after only one and a half full seasons of Snail Hunts. I'd say I started the current campaign approx. March 2008, with random forays before that every couple of months, just for stress relief.