I wanted to be somewhere else today.  The Jackson County Conservation Commission is sponsoring a bioblitz today, and I had planned on attending.  However, I have an unresolved health issue (hopefully nothing major but it is kicking my butt right now) that prevented me from going.

I was going to look at terrestrial snails.  Being unable to go there I spent some time photographing snails from my back yard.


This one seems to be Euchemotrema fraternum.  


This is a view of the underside of the same species–maybe not the same individual, though.


This is Zonitoides arboreus.


This is a Gastrocopta species.  Positive identification requires closer identification of the shell opening than I was able to do with the live specimen.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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1 Response to Snails

  1. theresagreen says:

    Sorry to hear you’re not 100% fit at present, hope it’s not disrupting the photography too much. Best wishes

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