Epic migration – birds do it, bees do it, even educated gastropods do it

From the snail to the whale to the bar-tailed godwit, animals' migration and navigational skills are truly awe-inspiring.
The news that snails have a homing instinct – which crafty gardeners can overcome by moving them more than 20 metres away from their home patch – may come as a surprise to some. But perhaps not to those of us who have long marvelled at the navigational skills of wild creatures.


Last updated on 20 May 2014