Thursday, February 2, 2012
B ~ Banana Slug , Ariolimax columbianus
Ariolimax columbianus is our almost iconic slug of the wet forest in the Pacific Northwest. Bananas are the second largest terrestrial slug in the world. They feed on dead and decaying organic matter and serve an important role in the composting cycle of the forest. They are eaten by raccoon, snakes, ducks and geese.
The Mascot of the University of California at Santa Cruz, the approximate southern most limit of its common range.