By Colleen Smiley
The invasive species group ventured into the pond in the Preserve to look for the illusive Carolina paper shell mussel yesterday.
The only way to find this bivalve was to bend way over and dig your hands into what felt like centuries of primordial ooze (since you can't see through the mud and muck) the only way to discover them was by touch.
With a lot of crawling and feeling around, the group was able to discover six Carolina paper shell mussels.
The laughter began when everyone discovered that the small "worms" were really little leeches!! Field work is amazing.