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Snail hunters need to get under the hood to spot invasive species

The invasive Cepaea nemoralis, or grove snail, has been turning up more and more in eastern Ontario. Bishop Mills Natural History Centre research associate Clay Shearer took Ottawa Morning's Christine Maki on the hunt.

The invasive Cepaea nemoralis, or grove snailhas been turning up more and more in Eastern Ontario. But spotting the difference between it and its cousin — the white-lipped snail — isn't as easy as spotting its shell.

Bishop Mills Natural History Centre research associate Clay Shearer took Ottawa Morning's Christine Maki on a hunt for the snails along Carling Avenue near Kirkwood Avenue.