We recently posted an article by Antonio Nafarrate which refers to Jill Moss’s snails and their ability to home. Since then there has been much in the UK papers about snails having a strong sense of place and returning to it (there was an article in the Daily Telegraph, “why slugs and snails thrown over the fence come back to haunt you” 19 April 2014. Today (22nd April) in the Daily Telegraph, Barbara Mills of Harpenden Herts wrote in to explain she found some snails on a pile of sticks. She Marked them with nail varnish and put them at the far end of the garden. Three days later they had gone back to the same place.
As Barbara Mills says “snails must have a homing instinct” – we agree.