Following the American Malacological Society's annual meeting in Pittsburgh last week, a group of us went on a field trip on Thursday. The location was the biological research station of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Powdermill Nature Reserve, near Rector, PA.
We spent about 2 hours in the woods searching for snails and slugs. Some of the finds included this slug, a Pallifera sp.
And there were several individuals of Mesodon thyroidus. This one was climbing a tree, something they often do on warm and humid days.
The next snail, Ventridens intertextus, was the highlight of the trip for me, for I had never seen this species before.
After field work, we had lunch, sorted and identified the specimens collected and socialized. Here is the group photo after lunch.