Some visitors are tiny, like this snail. He was about one inch long. He wasn't beautiful like the fox. He couldn't fly like the hawks. He just kind of slimed along, determined to go from one place to another. He was just a little snail, doing what snails do.
If you look around carefully, you will find lots of little creatures in your backyard. Try to count the different kinds of animals that live near you. You may find many more than you first expected, and you might think some are very interesting.
Try to figure out which are beneficial and which are harmful. They all have important jobs to do in nature.
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