Category Archive: Turtles

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

Imperilled Turtles

Written by Don Scallen, Tuttle Tallier, Primary Science Teacher, Naturalist. Taken from In The Hills Magazine Seven of Ontario’s eight native turtle species are considered “at risk,” “threatened” or “endangered.” Turtles are almost certainly… 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

Congratulations Finch P.S. for winning the World Turtle Day School Challenge!

Congratulations Finch P.S. for winning the World Turtle Day School Challenge! and a Big Thank You! to everyone who came to the Toronto  Zoo to celebrate World Turtle Week! Turtles around the world… Continue reading

Celebrate World Turtle Week at the Toronto Zoo Saturday, May 17 to Monday, May 19, 2014

World Turtle Week Saturday, May 17 to Monday, May 19, 2014 Main Event: Americas Wetlands Also find us in the: Indo-Malaya Pavilion and Americas Wetland 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Turtles around the… Continue reading

Turtle Fencing for Kingston Turtles! The campaign will run until June 30th.

The City of Kingston will match dollar-for-dollar any donation, grant or other fund coming from any agency, organization or individual (whether private or public) to install fencing on Princess St. over the bridge… 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

Thinking about trying something exotic like Turtle Soup?…Think Again – There is potential for Serious Health Effects

Sea turtles, specifically green sea turtles, are at risk each breeding season from poachers who kill them for food. Sea turtles slowly haul themselves out of the water during nesting season where they… Continue reading

Turtle Troubles are Back at the Ostrander Point Wind Farm Site

In February 2014 an Ontario court ruled that the environmental tribunal, whom reviewed the assessment of threats to the Blanding’s turtle population at Ostrander Point, made a mistake when it rejected a proposed… Continue reading