They're tiny and green, blending in to the grass and other wildflowers. You could easily walk right past them without even seeing them if you didn't know they were there.
|Using my finger to show how small they are|
We'd had a few minutes of rain and a rumble of thunder on our walk to school, so I thought there might be some Roman snails around. The rain had hardly made the grass damp though and I only saw one snail braving the dry conditions. They're our largest land snail and their shells are the size of a golf ball, making them considerably larger than a garden snail. They're thought to have been brought here by the Romans as a source of food and live on chalk grassland along the ancient Ridgeway.