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Land Winkle

Observed: 31st May 2013 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Snail 31.5.13.Pilot Hill
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Description:

Odd looking snail found in woodland.There were quite a few of them

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Graeme's picture

I have never heard of this

I have never heard of this before,are they rare or common?

Graeme Davis

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Locally common

Hi Graeme

Locally common in England and Wales wherever chalk or limestone gives rise to friable highly lime-rich soils (distribution exactly follows major geological outcrops of these rocks!). An obligate calcicole to use the technical term. It burrows into the soil and it is unusual to find a live specimen (yours is live), though dead shells can be numerous at suitable sites. I guess they came to the surface after some rain?

Steve

Graeme's picture

thanks for the

thanks for the information.That is a great record for an area we survey, one easily missed by the sounds of it

Graeme Davis