Colonial Freshwater Bryozoans

6251 I found this log in my lake (Sturgeon Lake, Ontario, Canada) covered in gelatinous bubbles that look like eggs of some sort. Someone suggested they were insect eggs. I don’t know if I should leave it alone or get rid of them. Can you help identify them? Fenelon Falls

Number 6251 – My best guess is that these are colonial freshwater bryozoans, distant cousins to corals. Usually harmless, these have been known to make nuisances of themselves under some circumstances. See Click here for additional information.