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FOSI Newsletter Issue #77 September 2017

In this issue
Newly Discovered Land Snails from North Stradbroke IslandLaunch of FOSI's Nature GuideGlossy Black Cockatoo Count ReportBrown LakeRed LakeFacebook Activities

Newly Discovered Land Snails from North Stradbroke Island
By Dr John Stanisic, Honorary Research Fellow, Queensland Museum Land snails were first identified on North Stradbroke island by natural scientists some years ago. They are rarely seen but are nonetheless critical components of the island’s natural environment. Large mainland species such as Fraser’s Banded Snail, Pale Banded Snail and the Greater Brisbane Woodland Snail are found in many of the island habitats which range from rainforest through eucalypt woodland to heath. However, very little scientific attention has been directed at the tiny species collectively known as the Pinwheel Snails. Dr Stanisic at work in the Queensland Museum, Photo by Mary Barram Pale Banded Snail Fraser's Banded Snail Minjerribah Pinwheel Snail Myora…