Creepy-crawlies in the air... dragonflies, wasps, hover flies, bumblebees, gnats, butterflies,

                                        midges, house flies, moths, lacewings, dance flies, mosquitoes,

 Creepy-crawlies on vegetation... ladybirds, froghoppers, crab spiders, aphids, leaf beetles,

                                               shield bugs, crickets, barklice, grasshoppers, stick insects,

 Creepy-crawlies on the ground... woodlice, earthworms, millipedes, tiger beetles, scorpions,

                                               earwigs, carrion beetles, wolf spiders, slugs, centipedes,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creepy-Crawly Poetry -

Garden Slugs

 

These molluscs are considered to be a serious pest by many gardeners and allotment holders - primarily due to their eating habits. Garden slugs cause a large amount of damage to many different plants such as strawberries, turnips and potatoes. You'll know if a garden slug has recently been around because the mucous it produces is tinged orange! This mucous or slime is what the slug uses to help it move along the ground - glands on the sole of the slug's foot pump the mucous out and the slug then glides along on this lubrication.

 

 

     Slugging it Out

 

Hello little slug,

you look so snug,

nestling in the garden

that I've just dug.

 

Goodbye little slug,

I'm just a thug,

that's why I'm going to drown you

in my coffee mug!

 

 

 

                      

                         Garden Slug

 

 

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