Frog and turtle reports from across Ontario are rolling in!

Conservation groups across Ontario want to know when and where you see turtles and frogs. It is important to monitor all populations in Ontario to see if a specific area’s species is on the rise or sadly, as in most cases, on the decline. By telling us where you see turtles and frogs you become a Citizen Scientist. Your sightings will be combined with the data from hundreds of volunteers across Ontario who have joined together to monitor these unique creatures. This data helps conservation and research groups identify hotspots to help protect these amazing creatures and their wetland homes.

Check out some of this springs submissions to Ontario Turtle Tally

Species at Risk Snapping turtle basking close a road by Nina Adamo on March 10!

Don Scallen submitted a Midland Painted turtle basking on April 4th!

Sajneet Sodhi spotted a beautiful Midland Painted turtle out basking near the Zoo April 11th!

Extremely endangered Spotted turtle seen by AAP staff member Crystal Robertson on her surveys  April  18th!

Check out some of this springs submissions to FrogWatch Ontario

Wood frogs heard by AAP staff member Shannon Ritchie in Newmarket April 5th

Sydney Brook and Lindia McCutcheon reported hearing Spring Peepers in abundance

in both the Puslinch and Thorndale area on April 10th!

Species at Risk Western Chorus frogs heard in the Waterloo area by Genie Berger on April 11th!

Thanks to everyone who has submitted sightings so far, it’s shaping up to be another great year! Keep those submissions coming in!

Env Can and On

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