Escargot – no
Jul07

Escargot – no

There was much concern regarding the noonday globe snail, Petera clarkia nantahala, after the Tellico Fire burned through the Nantahala Gorge last fall. The noonday globe is a federally endangered species known only from a small region of calcareous cliffs in the Nantahala Gorge in Swain County. The noonday globe’s shell is about 3/4 inch wide and 1/2 inch high. The shell is shiny and reddish in color and generally contains 5 and 1/2...

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Twice threatened
Feb01

Twice threatened

In the land of the noonday sun, there lives a noonday snail. The noonday globe snail, Petera clarkia Nantahala is a medium-sized snail, about 3/4 inch wide and 1/2 inch high. This little slimeball is known only from about two miles of high calcareous cliffs in the Nantahala Gorge in Western North Carolina. It is a denizen of the damp, living on wet cliffs intersected by small streams and waterfalls. No nouveau snail, the noonday globe...

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