Alicia from Cambridge University Zoology Museum Outreach Department has been in contact to let us know the identifications from the batch of snail shells they collected with us in April at Orchard Park. Click on the links to learn more about each species from the The Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland and other authorities.
Cornu aspersum – Garden Snail – http://www.conchsoc.org/aids_to_id/helasp.php
Monarcha cantiana – Kentish Garden Snail – http://idtools.org/id/mollusc/factsheet.php?name=Monacha%20spp.
Cochlicopa lubrica – Glossy Pillar Snail – http://www.conchsoc.org/aids_to_id/coclub.php
Oxychilus cellarius – Cellar Glass Snail – http://idtools.org/id/mollusc/factsheet.php?name=Oxychilus%20spp.
Aegopinella nitidula – Smooth Glass Snail – http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/smooth-glass-snail
Cernuella virgata – Vineyard or Striped Snail – http://repository.naturalis.nl/document/149917
They’ve finished the count now and the artists Ackyrod and Harvey will be starting on the wall on the new Zoology Museum any time soon. They wanted 300 shells and they’ve got almost 3000 (!) to include in the installation which will provide new homes for urban wildlife – http://www.ackroydandharvey.com/the-arup-building/.