Sunday, May 20, 2012

Nature Study Comes Knocking on the Window

Nature study can happen in the most unexpected ways.  A snail oozing across the window sparked questions and investigation.  We pull out our jewelers loupes to look at it under 5x magnification.  Did you know the eyes are on their retractable antennae?  "Are snails born with shells?" he asks.  A quick internet search turns up the surprising answer, "Yes," and gives us more fascinating information.


  1. Wow! I had no idea that they were born with their shells. There is always something new to learn.

  2. One of our girls just LOVES snails. She's been keeping them as pets for a few years now. She finds them very interesting to learn about.

  3. I had a fish in my single days. I heard that snails in the tank would keep the tank clean. Well it wasn't long that they had reproduced so quickly that they were overtaking the tank! They are a very interesting creature!


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