Snails of the Burren

Pink Snail of the Burren, IrelandIf you’re like me, you might first be asking, “What is the Burren?” During my recent trip to Ireland, I learned that the Burren is a karst-landscape area south of Galway Bay in northwest County Clare. The Burren is one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe. If you’d like to see what a karst landscape in the Burren looks like, take a look at this post’s header image.

Now, to the snails. We found these snails in one area of the Burren near the ocean.

Yellow Snail of the Burren, IrelandI wonder if so many snails were out because of the rain.

Silver Snail of the Burren, Ireland

Yellow Snail of the Burren, Ireland

Pink Snail of the Burren, IrelandThis snail’s shell looked like it was made out of mother of pearl. I never saw a snail quite like it. In fact, I found all these snails of the Burren to be unique and beautiful little creatures.

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About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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12 Responses to Snails of the Burren

  1. Monique says:

    I love snails! Well, I like really cool pictures of them, anyway. These are beautiful.

  2. Pit says:

    Absolutely fantastic pictures!

  3. Wonderful photographs. Precious little creatures! They make me happy just looking at them!

  4. Vicky says:

    I never realised there was such a variety, they all look grey in my garden.

  5. leah says:

    Lovely snail photos!

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