23/150: And you thought only vertebrates breathe with lungs? Meet the Arctic Pond Snail


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Animalia: Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hygrophila: Lymnaeidae: Stagnicola: Stagnicola arctica (Lea, 1864)

The Arctic Pond Snail (Stagnicola arctica) is a freshwater gastropod belonging to the family Lymnaeidae. This species occurs across northern Canada from Labrador to the Yukon Territory and are typically found in lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, ditches and muskeg pools. Continue reading “23/150: And you thought only vertebrates breathe with lungs? Meet the Arctic Pond Snail”

The Shelled Inhabitants of Balsam Lake Provincial Park


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This past week (July 27-31) I had the privilege of joining Kylee and Crystal on the BIObus when it travelled to Balsam Lake Provincial Park and Indian Point Provincial Park. Balsam Lake Provincial Park is a small park located on the Northwestern edge of Balsam Lake in the Kawartha Lakes. Continue reading “The Shelled Inhabitants of Balsam Lake Provincial Park”