The Snails Have Landed! .


New York is home to over 100 species of land snails, yet these fascinating mollusks are often overlooked. Where do they live? What evolutionary adaptations have allowed them to live on land? What roles do they play in the terrestrial ecosystem? Do all land snails have shells? What is a “love dart”? New York State Museum Malacologist Dr. Denise Mayer will discuss these and other questions, offering a glimpse into the intriguing lives of New York’s land snails.  This program includes a 30-minute lecture followed by a brief Q&A.