Spirals and tangents – brown, or possibly white lipped snail

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Cepaea hortensis) – Brown (or white) lipped snail photographed beside Cahercommaun stone fort, the Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and “known troublemaker” Dave Walsh is the founder of Blather.net, described both as “possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River”, and “the nicest website circulating in Ireland”. Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.


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2 comments

  1. Thank you for the image. Currently writing a poem (in villanelle form) about white-lipped snails. So far, I don’t think this variety (or any, for that matter) are very beneficial species. Are snails, in general, just pesky little war-heads?

  2. You mean beneficial to humans? That’s a very human-centric attitude. Things don’t need to have value to humans to have a right to exist.

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