Saturday, May 9, 2009

Caviar in the Garden

Today was a great sunny day (for a change!) and we volunteered at one of Portland's community gardens where we ended up weeding a lot of crab grass. Pulling up weeds always seems to reveal interesting objects that get buried in the dirt. We found a Sponge Bob child's bandaid, a glittery green Christmas tree ornament, various pieces of trash, and...


Hidden in between clumps of grass we found beautiful, clear clusters of salmon-sized roe. It took us a moment to realize we were looking at slug eggs. Funny how at sushi restaurants tiny, transparent eggs are a delicacy, but in the garden they're just plain icky.

Since our cameraphone photo came out blurry, here's a photo similar to what we saw:

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