This blog provides an informal forum for terrestrial invertebrate watchers to post recent sightings of interesting observations in the southern Vancouver Island region. Please send your sightings by email to Jeremy Tatum ( Be sure to include your name, phone number, the species name (common or scientific) of the invertebrate you saw, location, date, and number of individuals. If you have a photograph you are willing to share, please send it along. Click on the title above for an index of past sightings.The index is updated most days.

March 23



2015 March 23


   Rosemary Jorna writes from Kemp Lake Road:  On March 21 I was out on Kristiina Ovaska’s Slug and Snail walk at Devonian Park and she introduced us to Vertiginidae family of micro snails.  Today I thought I would check our maple trees and I found eight to ten of them.


Nearctula sp.: (Pul.: Vertiginidae)  Rosemary Jorna

Nearctula sp.: (Pul.: Vertiginidae)  Rosemary Jorna

   Jeremy Tatum remarks:  These tiny snails (there are several species) are from 1 to 3 mm in size.  Viewers might look at a ruler to remind themselves just how tiny this is!