Category Archive: Conservation

Serpentine Spring

Frogs and turtles aren’t the only reptiles emerging at this time, snakes are also starting to stir and slither from their winter hibernacula. That’s Adopt-a-Pond’s cue to send out the snake surveyors! From… Continue reading

Look out for Turtles on the Road

Spring is in the air! And with all of nature’s extracurricular activities it will be soon be time for the sightings of many new mother turtles making there long journey to their nesting… Continue reading

Burlington’s Salamanders

Original article by Erin Criger of City News Toronto Can large cities help out our little amphibian friends? Well the City of Burlington sure is! Burlington is helping the Endangered Jefferson salamander (Ambystoma… Continue reading

Adopt-A-Pond Meets Up With FOCA

On March 2nd Adopt-A-Pond’s Wetland Biologist, Shannon, and Stewardship Coordinator, Crystal, attended the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) AGM and spring seminar. FOCA is the pre-eminent Ontario-wide organization representing cottagers and permanent… Continue reading

Alien Invaders: Phragmites

The Suspect European Common Reed Phragmites australis australis Known Whereabouts Phragmites australis americanus, the native subspecies of common reed, has historically grown in wetlands throughout the temperate zones in Canada. The European common… Continue reading

Salamanders in Crisis!

An Overview of Why Salamander Conservation is Needed by Matt Ellerbeck, Salamander Conservationist Although they are rarely given much thought, and often overlooked when they are, salamanders are in a terrible crisis. Around… Continue reading

6th Annual FrogWatch and Turtle Tally Participant Appreciation Day

On November 3rd, 2012, Turtle Talliers and FrogWatchers from across the province gathered for a fun-filled day of presentations from frog and turtle stewards, opportunities to share photos and meet fellow conservationists, and an opportunity to tour the Zoo’s reptile and amphibian… Continue reading

11th annual Youth Outdoors Day at Luther Marsh Conservation Area

Adopt-A-Pond took part in the 11th annual Youth Outdoors Day at Luther Marsh Conservation Area outside of Guelph on September 15th. Youth Outdoors Day is an annual event organized by a team of… Continue reading

Building Beaches for Tiny Turtles

by SHANNON RITCHIE, Lakeside Project Lead || Adopt-A-Pond’s Healthy Water-Healthy Wildlife programme has developed an action plan to carry out stewardship initiatives that help local wildlife and their habitats. We provide resources and… Continue reading

Ontario Blanding’s Turtles get a Head Start at Toronto Zoo

by KEN ARDILL, Zoo Photographer (Volunteer) || One day old and cute, cute, cute! It’s a Blanding’s Turtle, born at Toronto Zoo on August 6th! This medium-size species, found around the Great Lakes, has… Continue reading