On our walk this morning, we were struck by the number of very large slugs which were sliming their way across the paths. As ever, the biggest we saw were members of what is called,an aggregate species called Arion ater. Often called Black Slugs, they actually come in a range of colours including - as well as black - red, brown and creamy-white. This one was a particularly fine example of the red form.
Moving on to more 'cuddly' things, we also saw a family of newly-hatched Mallard ducklings as we walked past Osborne's Pond.