On occasion, i have taken to the habit of arriving quite early to the location of that morning’s nature walk and taking several hundred photographs of various birds, plants etc.
After the walk, I include the best dozen or so photos in the trip report.
One spring morning at Marie Curtis Park, I found a garden snail and took several photos of it.
When I got home, I realized so my snail was not alone!
Not knowing my insects especially well, I asked Ken Sproule what kind of creature this was.
He informed that that it is NOT an insect but, rather, a crustacean; the same family as lobsters or crabs.
This is a woodlouse and it is characterized by a rigid, segmented, long exoskeleton.
They feed mostly on dead plant material and are usually active at night.
In the natural world, you really do learn something new every day!