Watch where you step when the temperature is over 41 degrees!


Slugs may hibernate during winter but they are active whenever the temperature is above  41 degrees fahrenheit!  It was about 43 degrees when we went on our morning walk 1/26/17 so I shouldn’t have been so startled to see an active slug. He/she turned to examine my knife as soon as I put it beside him/her. Please watch where you step when the temperature is over 41 degrees!!  You are right to think slugs look like snails without shells. But do they make you think of butter and garlic? They used to live in the ocean, so they still need to keep moist. Reminds me of earthworms…though I didn’t see any earthworms on the road that morning.

Recommended reading: “A Field Guide to the Slugs of Kentucky”




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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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