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Land Snails and Millipedes Transect

Large millipede - Blue Ridge ParkwayIn spring and summer of 2017 Park staff and citizen scientists inventoried land snails and millipedes along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Both land snails and millipedes are extremely important for decomposing leaf litter. Land snails are an important source of the calcium breeding songbirds need for their eggs and some species produce slime when they are threatened that fluoresces under UV light. In addition to offering two in-person training sessions this spring, training information will also be posted on Hands in the Land and use the great resource of the website for coordinating the collecting effort and sharing the data.

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