cornucopia of drifted still life in the upturned valve of a freshwater clam,

Leptodea fragilis,

with the aquatic snail
Bythinia tentaculata

at the top,

followed by a

Zebra Mussel,
Dreissena polymorpha,

a young Valvata tricarinata snail,

a translucent adult
Hydrobaeid snail,

a fish vertebra,

and beneath,

the clam Lampsilis radiata

Detail from "Drifted Lake Erie 1993"

watercolour by Aleta Karstad

[cornucopia with clam shells]

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