Turning right side up, after we turned it upside down
Deterring any predators, especially humans
Later, we found more information about snails here. We learned that:
* there are many types of snails
* snails have shells
* they can live up to 15 years or some even 25 years
* they hatch from eggs and eat their own egg for calcium to grow the shell
* they take two years to mature
* they love plants and fruits
* they are predated by frogs, snakes and birds (and humans)
* And they look like this on the inside:
When Simeon saw his he asked: "How could people eat such a thing with all of this inside?" - (Hoe kry mense dit reg om slakke te eet met al hierdie goed aan die binnekant?)
My answer: "That's a good question, and seeing all this, I won't ever eat a snail again."
Other 'nasties' we found on a branch I pruned
When I told them the caterpillars could sting, Simeon shied away but Joshua came near to have a closer look.
We tried to Google this but it it's a bit more difficult that I thought to identify, should someone know please let me know what kind this is. And most important, should we 'keep' them or kill them.
I hope to do this on a regular basis to broaden their knowledge in an informal way.