As author Gary Bartos explains in the introduction to this scientific and whimsical look into the lives of the infamous Banana Slugs of the Santa Cruz Mountains, "Someone needed to document the questions and legends of these unique creatures. Why are they yellow? How can we identify a male from a female? Where do banana slugs sleep at night? Who are their friends and enemies? How fast can they move? Do they like humans? How have they contributed to science? Are they edible? Why do they live in the Pacific Coast redwood forests? What is their relationship to the redwood tree? Is it true a giant slug hides in the forest?" These and other questions are explored and some of them even answered in this entertaining exposee of these at once grotesque and lovable forest creatures.
From River Sanctuary