Friday, September 16, 2011

September 16, 2011 – Banana Slug

I love banana slugs (Ariolimax californicus). They’re photogenic, fun to paint and just plain cool. I love seeing such exotic looking creatures with that shock of bright yellow in a damp redwood forest. They always remind us, that even though we do not have a rainforest in California, we’re close with our fogforest. Today I was down the San Mateo Coast and went to Butano State Park near Pescadero. It is prime banana slug habitat. My young friend Zora is already one year old, she needed to meet the banana slugs. There were plenty out and about and as friendly as a banana slug can be.

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