A wonderful sunny summer with Sammy the Rainbow Snail | Tees Valley Wild Green Places
What a successful summer for the Sammy the Rainbow Snail family wildlife roadshow! Over the Summer 2018 summer holidays Sammy the Snail visited 11 green sites across the Tees Valley, engaging 1,743 people, thanks to the help of nine "Friends of" groups and the input of 46 volunteers and three apprentices. These events provided opportunities for families to visit and enjoy their local green space, take part in fun activities learning about snails and other mini-beasts as well meeting the volunteers of "Friends of" groups who care for these green gems. Children were fascinated by getting into close contact with our friendly snails and learning about how snails move, see, taste and smell their surroundings. Our two pet African land snails (Bill and Ben) were especially popular. All the children were extremely gentle and caring when handling our slimy friends. The highlight of each day was a visit from Sammy the Rainbow Snail. Lots of families took selfies of themselves and their