Where do snails go in summer?

06 April 2008

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Question

Where do all the snails go in the summer? When it’s rainy and wet and Autumn time we see loads of snails but when it’s hot there are no snails in sight. Where do they go?

Answer

They hide! Snails need to maintain moisture on their skin at all times. So in hot, dry weather they don't want to be losing all that moisture. Also, in the light of day, they're very exposed to predators, so they tend to hide away. If you lift up a few rocks or big plant pots in your garden, you'll probably find them there!

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A few minutes after rain you can look outside and you'll find them. In the evening I found 2 snails hanging out on my fence after some rain showers. Snails are everywhere in London.

I can't find any snails.

That is very helpful to know and its 2017 so im only 10 and i love snails

Snail can hide under pot and other Large object in the farm

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