Thursday, January 19, 2012


Brown garden snails (Cantareus aspersus/Cornu aspersum)  in a hibernaculum - Irvine, California.

Origin:  Latin word hibernare
Literal meaning:   winter residence
 Practical meaning:  a protected space that animals use as a shelter
for hybernation during prolonged periods of inclement weather.

Gardeners, what do you do when you see a population of snails in a hibernaculum?  


Denise said...

If I saw a population of snails in a hibernaculum, I would get my camera. I like your photograph. I have a hibernaculum for the toads or frogs. But I think a little mouse has taken residence in it.

Sisah said...

It depends of what kind of snails I find, if they were Helix pomatia they would be welcome but others.....well I think I won't be
too compliant.
Viele Grüße

Patty said...

Helen you are now the recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award! Hooray!

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