The Year of the Slug
Have just seen Mathew Oates of the National Trust on BBC News website talking about winners and losers after the extreme weather conditions of the last 12 months. Apparently the slug loved 2012 for the rain and enough warmth to keep it happy, whereas bees didn't have enough warmth. Fungi found it too chilly also. He concludes that we haven't had a decent summer since 2006 and we really deserve to have one soon!