Every Spring I am amazed by the number of things seen in nature. There are millions of weeds, thousands of snails, every flying insect imaginable, flowers in abundance-it almost seems like too much. I guess mother nature is making sure there are enough snails/flowers/weeds/birds/insects to keep it all moving along.
This is the view out my window. It’s hard to see because my camera wouldn’t focus on it, but that brownish blob on the top left of the window is a snail. I think there are even more than last year and they are climbing up everything, plants, trees, house and my cabana. I think they must hit something solid and then just start climbing upwards. I know some of you have recommended beer to get rid of snails. Apparantly snails are attracted to beer and will drown in it. However, I would need gallons of beer to make even a dent in the snail population here.
A look at a section of our yard. The poppies are covering some plants I planted last year. You can also see the yellow flowering genets in the background. Their fragrance is in the air now. Can you see the white spots amongst the poppies? -Snails. The bain of my existence. I pulled up these poppies recently after their season was over and it looks so bare.