Get out in your garden to help scientists find alien snails!
Find out if you have 'aliens' living in your backyard, by taking part in this environmental study to search for snails across Britain. Anyone can take part!
Use our snail guide to get searching...
The harmless 'alien' snail is not from outer space. Scientists call it an 'alien' because it has not always lived in Britain. It comes from the Mediterranean. It's commonly found in countries like Spain and Italy. It was first spotted in Britain, in Devon in 1950.
How did it get here? It may have sailed to Britain, accidentally tucked in amongst some garden plants! But nobody really knows.
We hope to find out what effects changing temperatures have on the mini-beasts in our gardens.