Sunday’s entertainment was snail racing (we got the idea from Spring Watch).

First, find yourself a snail (educational in itself. Where to look?)

and then brand it with Tippex.

Next mix up some sugary water and paint it on the outside of the kitchen door.

Attach your snail and rush inside to watch through the glass.


Wait. And wait.

Henry’s snail refused to move much at all. Whilst, Joe found himself a very brave, adventurous one.

Who knew snails had such personality?


8 Responses to “Snail”

  1. Ali Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I love his face – willing that snali on!

  2. sweetmyrtle Says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 8:33 am

    a fantastic photo.. can you lend us some tipex?!

  3. Kristy Says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 9:48 am

    My youngest is absolutely snail mad.She is always having snail races up windows,doors,walls, arms etc….inside though!
    We even have giant African land snails that she raised from eggs.

  4. Christa Says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    next time you need snails.. we have lots in the garden… its a really fantastic picture…
    ciao ciao Christa

  5. Julia York Says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Springwatch is such a great programme. We’ve loved it yet again this year. My son has spent hours in the garden this last week or so, watching the bats and hedgehogs. He adopted a snail – the idea was to challenge his sister to a snail race, but he lost it – plucked off the path by a passing thrush.

  6. monica Says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    oh my, we used to do that at my grandma’s house… gosh I’d forgotten about that…


  7. julia Says:
    July 4th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Great photo, Janet.
    We did snailracing at my grandmother’s house when we were small, but there were so many snails in her garden, we got all mixed up and usually ended up because everyone pretended that the fastest snail was his or hers.

  8. Mother nature Says:
    July 23rd, 2009 at 8:16 am

    […] pretty sure it’s Joe’s snailĀ not Henry’s. Joe’s okay about it, just a bit […]

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