Turn over woody debris or brush away the fallen oak and maple leaves, peer between the cracks of the mossy rock outcrops and you will find many types of snails. This is one of the larger species that lives in the forested areas, often near the base of the Douglas-fir or Big-leafed Maples. The yellow sideband of the Pacific Sideband (Monadenia fidelis) is highly variable in width, some being wider and obvious, others like this one narrow and tanny yellow. Thanks to Lea Gelling for confirming the identification.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.