01 August 2011

Field trip at Powdermill Nature Reserve

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.


1 comment:

davidhaskell said...

Hi Aydin,

Great photos! It was a pleasure to meet you at the AMS. I've also posted a few pictures from this trip to Powdermill at: http://davidhaskell.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/xolotrema-denotatum-and-others-at-the-powdermill-nature-center/

Best wishes, David Haskell