Most folks wouldn’t know it, but Arizona has about 200 native species of mollusks! From tiny springsnails to quarter-sized talussnails, our diverse mollusk species are found from low deserts and canyons up into the forested highlands and sky islands. Most of our snail populations are relics of the last ice age – or perhaps even longer. In this Speaker Series talk, Jeff Sorensen —the “Snail Guy” with Arizona Game and Fish Department — will provide an introduction to our smallest neighbors and discuss their life history, habitat, threats, conservation needs, and survey efforts.
Want a sneak preview of springsnails and the importance of our Southwest springs? Check out this “Notes From the Field,” where NHI Program Director Jessie Rack heads off into Prescott National Forest in search of springsnails (genus Pyrgulopsis) and speaks about refugia. Click here to watch!
Doors open at 6:30pm.
*The event is free but space is limited and registration is required to attend.
Masks suggested in the building.
The talk will be live-streamed to our YouTube channel for those not able to attend in person.