We have been seeing native Apple snail egg clusters deposited on stems and small thin branches throughout the creek, but until April 10, we had never come across an apple snail.
Flipping over the pads of the spatterdock to see if there what was eating the leaves, this snail plopped right on another leaf. Fortunate it did, for I was able to get this photo.
Six days later, this cluster of eggs was seen on a branch.
Apple snails are the favorite food of limpkins. We’ll now be on the lookout for these birds.