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Introducing our new Technicians

Hi there, our names are Lisa Browning and Courtney Leermakers and we are excited to join the Adopt-A-Pond team for the next 35-weeks as Wetland Conservation Technicians! We are also joined by Christine Drader who is from the Turtle… Continue reading

Winter wetland adventures – how do researchers study reptiles in the winter?

By Tharusha Wijewardena My name is Tharusha Wijewardena and I am a PhD Candidate at Laurentian University. I am collaborating with the Toronto Zoo Adopt-A-Pond team to study the winter ecology of freshwater turtles in Rouge National… Continue reading

Monitoring & Mitigating Road Mortality

Each year, from spring to fall, Adopt-A-Pond staff go out in pairs to look for animals along the roads near the Toronto Zoo. The team walks up and down the road looking for any animals… Continue reading

Eggs and incubation and hatchlings, oh my!

We have some great news to share on this #TurtleTuesday: Our Blanding’s turtle eggs have finished hatching! You can see the young hatchlings in the Americas Pavilion here at the Toronto Zoo. In… Continue reading

Seasonals are back!

After a late start and much uncertainty about how this year would look, seasonal Field Technicians Nina and Carolyn are finally back on the Adopt-A-Pond team! We are so happy to be back,… Continue reading

My Experience in Forestry: Indigenous Engagement & TEK

Megan Young, Adopt-A-Pond’s Wildlife Biologist, took part in an internship in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre for 12 weeks over the winter. She was working as a First… Continue reading

My Experience in Forestry: The Microbial Ecology Lab

Megan Young, Adopt-A-Pond’s Wildlife Biologist, took part in an internship in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre for 12 weeks over the winter. She was working as a First… Continue reading

My Experience in Forestry: The Soil Lab

Megan Young, Adopt-A-Pond’s Wildlife Biologist, took part in an internship in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre for 12 weeks over the winter. She was working as a First… Continue reading

Join the Chorus: Volunteers Needed for Large-Scale Monitoring of a Small-Scale Frog

By Kaitlyn Hall, Species At Risk Technician at Blazing Star Environmental With the shortest days of winter behind us, biologists everywhere are itching to leave the office and return to the great outdoors.… Continue reading

My Last Co-op Day at the Toronto Zoo

Written by Hayleigh, a Co-op Student from Dunbarton High School As you may already know from my previous blog posts, my name is Hayleigh and I’ve been working at the Zoo as a… Continue reading