Category Archive: Turtle Tally

We Released The Baby Blanding’s!

On June 30, 2014 the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme, Parks Canada, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Earth Rangers, reintroduced 10 headstart  baby Blanding’s turtles back into the wild in the future Rouge… Continue reading

Nesting turtles everywhere!

Nesting turtles everywhere! The Adopt-A-Pond’s Turtle Tally programme is receiving an influx of nesting turtle sightings from all over Ontario. Our first nest sighting was a Painted turtle on May 30th in Ottawa, followed by a nesting… Continue reading

June is all About Turtle Crossing Signs and Helping Turtles Cross the Road

Amphibians and reptiles come in all shapes and sizes. After a very long winter, these creatures are back in full view in our wetlands, woods, and gardens. These little creatures are an important… Continue reading

Colin’s healthy and on the move in Rouge Park.

Colin, our research Blanding’s turtle, has had his yearly health check and is back on the move in Rouge Park. Radio-tracking of a single juvenile Blanding’s turtle, named Colin, continues in Rouge Park’s… Continue reading

It’s time to keep an eye out for turtles!

  With warm weather coming this weekend and next, spring is finally in the air. With warm weather comes the emergence of reptiles crawling and slithering out of their hibernation spots, so it’s time… Continue reading

A Big Thank You! To the Participants of Appreciation Day 2013

A Big Thank You to everyone who participated in the Ontario Turtle Talley and FrogWatch Ontario Appreciation Day! Every November we invite the participants of our citizen naturalist programs, Ontario Turtle Tally and… Continue reading

Turtles are Hatching!

A new clutch of head-start Blanding’s turtles started hatching at the Toronto Zoo on August 6th! Blanding’s turtles, a threatened species in Ontario, are decreasing due to the destruction of their wetland habitat,… Continue reading

July Turtle Tally Update

Long July days signal the closing of nesting season. As warmer nights and days become more frequent, little baby turtles are developing in their eggs, in nests underground. Once the mother turtle has… Continue reading

Meet the Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

The Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is one of eight native turtle species to Ontario and is currently categorized as threatened by the Ontario Endangered Species Act, 2007. These guys have a distinctive bright… Continue reading

Turtles Are Nesting!

 Thank you Turtle Talliers for reporting your sightings of nesting turtles!  So far we have been getting reports of Snapping turtles on the move, and nesting Painted and Map turtles. Make sure to… Continue reading