08 January 2012

Sleeping Cepaea nemoralis

Yesterday I returned to my Cepaea nemoralis survey grounds near Frederick, MD to check up on the snails after an almost 2-year break.

I encountered several dormant snails partially buried in the damp soil. Obviously, neither the dampness nor the unseasonably warm weather (air temperatures were well above 10°C) were enough to wake them up.

Two previous posts about dormant Cepaea nemoralis were here and here.

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