Last fall we reported that in 2014 Wisconsin DNR biologists monitored more than 75 priority streams in search of New Zealand mudsnails following their discovery in Dane County in 2013. The results were hopeful; no physical evidence of the snail was found outside of Black Earth Creek.... Read More

On the crisp morning of Saturday, September 13th, 161 volunteers convened at 17 sites around the state to embark on a treasure hunt that would take them to one or more rivers in search of invasive species. Donning winter hats and coats, they scurried down bridge abutments, waded into the water,... Read More

It's been nearly a year since New Zealand mudsnails were discovered in Wisconsin (Read our blog A New Invader, New Zealand Mudsnails, Found in Black Earth Creek, October 31, 2013). The mudsnails were actually found in a macroinvertebrate sample taken in 2012 by Wisconsin DNR biologists... Read More