Yesterday on our way to Ottawa we stopped at the village of Bishop's Mills and paid a visit to our naturalist friend Fred Schueler. Our sojourn culminated with a search for the snail Cepaea nemoralis. Our expedition was brief, though, and barely extended beyond the lily patch across the road from Fred's house.
We did find several of our favorite snails on the soil under the lily leaves and among the grass.
How these snails, which are native to Europe, came to be in Bishop's Mills is a question we will leave unanswered for the time being.