By: Christine Drader From March 21st to 30th Christine from the Turtle Island Conservation and Adopt-A-Pond programs joined Michelle and Annie from the Great Lakes Program on a Great Lakes Roadtrip. They travelled… Continue reading
Have you ever wondered about leeches? What do they actually do, anyway? Read this blog post to find out!
With the start of spring, western chorus frogs (WCF) will soon start calling from their breeding wetlands within southwestern Ontario! For the past three years, Blazing Star Environmental has partnered with Environment and… Continue reading
Winter is here, and the Adopt-A-Pond team is still out and about conducting fieldwork!
We had the pleasure of bringing four interns out in the field with us from the Climate Action Learning & Leadership (CALL) Program. They assisted us with tracking our headstart and adult Blanding’s turtles via radio telemetry and also partook… Continue reading
Interested in what snakes do in winter? Read our latest blog post to find out!
During the summer, we are likely to see many frogs and toads hopping around ponds and wetlands. Come wintertime, they seem to disappear. So, where do these critters go? Similar to turtles, most frogs brumate at the bottom of ponds, where the water is cold but not frozen. Unlike… Continue reading
Today is National STEAM Day, a day that celebrates and illuminates the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Here at the Toronto Zoo, we work to connect people, animals, and conservation science to fight extinction. As Conservation Technicians with the Adopt-A-Pond and Turtle Island Conservation programs, we are proud to be involved… Continue reading
For years, Adopt-A-Pond has performed mark-recapture surveys for turtles in the Rouge watershed, much of which is now within the Rouge National Urban Park. Despite this effort, an adult Blanding’s turtle who had never been captured before was found in 2019. While exciting,… Continue reading