Spring in the Mountains 2008 / Spring in the Mountains trek pix-13
May 2–4, 2008

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Spring in the Mountains trek pix-13

The Smokies are home to many species of land snails. Identification is possible (with practice) by examining features such as the shell spiral, overall size, and whether the opening is toothed or not. Snails are important part of the leaf litter and some species are an important source of calcium for many other animals.