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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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23 July, 2010

White Lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis)

Walk along any hedgerow with lush vegetation at the moment and you will see lots of these snails. Hogweed leaves, nettle leaves, brambles, thick bladed grasses; any plant with good nutritious leaves and this snail will be quite at home.

They can occur quite high up on some plants and so are obviously very good climbers.

The White Lipped Snail also comes in all sorts of colours too, from this striking 'Everton Mint' pattern to much paler browns.

This is one of the most common creatures around at the moment but because they snails and not very popular I think they get rather over looked.