Texas is hard at work building up to the first serious flood season we’ve had in years, and the wildlife is taking note.
During a lull in the storm this morning I wandered through my neighborhood towards a coffee shop and found myself struggling to avoid smooshing various invertebrates who were fleeing their sodden homes in the earth for more solid sanctuaries.
Big fat snails everywhere I looked.
Crawling up trees and twigs:
Congregating on rocks and tree stumps:
But staying away from the uncertainty of temporary structures:
It’s like watching a little apocalypse in action.