Slug Name Dropping

Slugs are always interesting to watch and once you’ve mastered the large obvious ones like the Banana Slug and the Chocolate Arion it’s time to develop one’s observation skill a little and try to figure out the smaller native and non-native slugs that can be found in British Columbia. Two good (but sufficiently challenging) slugs for the beginner are the …

Taildroppers

A Yellow-bordered Taildropper (Prophysaon foliolatum) peering over the edge of the boardwalk. Sometimes when you least expect it you find something that is a little bit different. Such was the case during a recent guided walk on the South Beach Trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Usually I expect to find Banana Slugs (Ariolimax columbianus) on this trail and …