Thank you to everyone for your continued diligence in identifying potentially invasive snails on Horseshoe. Here is a link to a map of the lake that shows the sites of identified invasive snail sightings on Horseshoe Lake. Thanks to Kent Rundle for developing this tracking mechanism and to the more than 25 volunteers who are actively involved in this program. As of July 7th, there are confirmed sightings of banded mystery snails and chinese mystery snails, four chinese mystery snails on Horseshoe Lake with another four unconfirmed sightings of possible mystery snails.
Here are some highlight Numbers from the efforts on the lake in 2021:
Some overall observations:
Lymantria dispar dispar formerly referred to as Gypsy Moths
These moths have been an issue throughout southern Ontario this summer and have recently appeared on several properties on Horseshoe Lake. Click here to learn more: http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/forest/ldd-moth