Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond


The Oyster Bar

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

You are cordially invited to the Oyster Bar to spend a day with some friends.   Your host for the day will be Crassostrea virginica, the American Oyster.

Please note that the oyster does not assume his duties lightly.  In fact, she would prefer not to assume them at all.*  It is just that once the oyster moves into an area, the value of the property increases and other creatures can’t wait to take up residence.