Making Roads Safer for Turtles

The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project has been moving along at a slow and steady pace over the past 10 years. Starting as a group of concerned citizens who wanted to do something… Continue reading

Teaching Kids about Turtle, Frog and Wetland Conservation!!

Every year, the Adopt-A-Pond Programme donates their turtle and frog identification resources to a number of environmental education programs to help with the success of their programming. Some examples of these great programs… Continue reading

Watch out for baby turtles!!!

It’s that time of year again, baby turtles are hatching and beginning to move around in search of water. That means we need to be cautious and watch out for them on the… Continue reading

A new population of Blanding’s turtles has been discovered!!

Thanks to the efforts of an amazing group of volunteers from the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute in Nova Scotia, a fourth previously unknown population of Blanding’s turtles has been discovered in Nova Scotia. A… Continue reading

Our ponds are drying up!

Our fieldwork is well under way with radiotracking the headstart Blanding’s turtles and there has been a lot of movement lately!! We have been noticing the water levels in the ponds dramatically decreasing… Continue reading

Turtles in the News!!

The University of Toronto Scarborough recently posted an article about our Blanding’s turtle headstart project featuring Shannon Ritchie and Tisha Tan, our two current graduate students studying the threatened turtles. Check out the… Continue reading

We have a new Adopt-A-Pond Coordinator!!

  We want to welcome Leanne, our new coordinator. She just completed her second week on the job at Adopt-A-Pond. Leanne comes to us from the Hamilton Conservation Authority where she was a… Continue reading

Introducing Eryk to Adopt-A-Pond

  Welcome to Eryk, our newest addition to the Adopt-A-Pond team. He recently completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Guelph. During his time at Guelph, he volunteered in a… Continue reading

Shoreline Cleanup with Barrick Gold

The Adopt-A-Pond crew recently teamed up with the staff at Barrick Gold to clean up the beaches and marshes of Rouge National Urban Park. This company generously contributed to our Blanding’s turtle headstart… Continue reading

Baby turtles released to the wild!

  Earlier this week, we released a new cohort of young Blanding’s turtles into the soon-to-be Rouge National Urban Park. This is part of our Urban Turtle Initiative project; to headstart Blanding’s turtles… Continue reading