Ecology research is everywhere

Not just rocky islands with red squirrels, loons & mink!

These innocent-looking Precambrian rocks on an island in Georgian Bay, at the east end of Lake Huron, in Canada, are actually the location of a mysterious plant-herbivore interaction between lichens and a non-native species of Slug!

The weather was rainy when I ventured down to the dock at 6:15 am on day 3 of my week away from my York University Ecology Lab.

There were slugs everywhere on the wet rocks. I watched them for 3 hours!

Here's Arion subfuscus, as I later identified it, grazing on the lichen. More information to follow, when I figure out how to link to a video.

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3 years ago

It looks great