Category Archive: Turtles

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

Top Turtle Tally Photos from 2012

Hatchlings Raised at the Toronto Zoo Brace Themselves for the wild of Kejimkujik

by BHAVNA SAMTANI, Visual Communications Intern || July 6th, 2012 marked the release of 50 head-started Blanding’s turtles into Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. The turtles had been raised in the… Continue reading

Blanding’s Turtle – by Isabelle, age 8

Share the Road (as Published in the Wellington Times)

The following article was written by Ontario Turtle Tally Participant Sheila Stanley, and was originally published in the Wellington Times. Click on the thumbnail below to view the entire article.

Seafood for Thought

by SAACHI SADCHATHEESWAREN, Assistant to the Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians || On June 21st, Adopt-A-Pond joined various caterers and Toronto Zoo staff in a gourmet festival to bring attention to marine species at… Continue reading

Young Naturalist Shares his Turtle Knowledge

by JACK NOBLE, Ontario Turtle Tally Participant || This past summer I was invited to speak to a group of children at the Erieau Yacht Club about turtles in our area. I was… Continue reading

Welcome to Adopt-A-Pond News!

Dear frog enthusiasts, turtle lovers and wetland watchers — Welcome to the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme’s new newsletter! With over 21 years of experience promoting education and stewardship projects that involve Canadians in… Continue reading