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.

April 8

2019 April 8


      Julie Laz writes that she found some tiny (less than 1/8″) snails on her garden plants.  We can’t be sure of their exact identity, but their shape seems to be consistent with tiny snails of the genus  Vertigo.

Probably Vertigo sp. (Pul.: Vertiginidae)

Julie Laz