fallen leaves, moss, lichens, algae covered sticks & branches,
even pine cones are appreciated by the smaller species as they love to get inside
& nibble away at them.
We first check for any wildlife & bugs that we can leave in the woods
then go home & freeze all collected items for about a week to kill of any nasty little things
that may damage our snails, babies or eggs
we also ONLY collect small amounts at a time from any particular area
so as not to take away complete winter hibernation spots from the wildlife.