Adopt-A-Pond has a new logo!

You may have noticed something new popping up here and there. It’s our new logo! Adopt-A-Pond began in 1991 and has greatly evolved over the past 26 years. The new logo illustrates this… Continue reading

Turtle Tally and FrogWatch Participant Appreciation Day 2017

Last Saturday, November 18, Toronto Zoo hosted their annual FrogWatch and Turtle Tally Appreciation Day to thank the over 480 citizen scientist observers who participated in the programmes in 2017. Since the inception… Continue reading

“TURTLES ARE TOPS” IS BACK!

This $100 turtle package was so popular in 2016 that we brought it back this year! This ‘Adopt-an-Animal’ turtle package offers you the chance to name one of the 49 baby Blanding’s turtles… Continue reading

Our 8th Annual Shoreline Cleanup was a Huge Success!

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, which is presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, is a national conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and World Wildlife Fund Canada. Citizens can take action in their communities… Continue reading

Blanding’s turtle hatchlings 2017 have arrived!

The Blanding’s turtle hatchlings of 2017 have finally arrived! They began hatching July 31st, which is quite early for the species but very exciting for everyone on the Adopt-A-Pond team! Headstarting, which involves… Continue reading

Historic Win for Snapping Turtles in Ontario

This article is a follow up to a previous Adopt-A-Pond post titled “Help End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario” Hooray, we did it! As of April 1st 2017, the Ontario Ministry of… Continue reading

Upcoming Special Event: Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop

What: Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop When: Sunday April 23rd 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30am Where: Toronto Zoo – Education Auditorium The Toronto Zoo will once again be hosting its popular Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop on… Continue reading

Amphibian Conservation Project Needs Your Support!

Did you know that Mexico is ranked as the fifth country in the world in terms of highest diversity of amphibians? However, more than half of them are endangered. The amphibian conservation project, ‘Anfibios de Puebla’ by… Continue reading

A Co-Op Experience We’ll Never Forget

  Introduction Hello readers! Ryan Dunklin and Jessica Mackay here, and we’re grade 11 students from Dunbarton high school in Pickering. Since school began in September, we have been working with the Adopt-A-Pond… Continue reading

Help to End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario

End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario With its’ serrated shell and dinosaur-like tail, snapping turtles are one of Ontario’s most distinctive – and misunderstood native turtle species. Despite the fact that they… Continue reading