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Hoppy Holidays!

Hawksbills for the Holidays: News of a Dramatic Increase in Their Nesting Numbers

The holidays are a great time to share good times with family and friends. Let’s keep those happy thoughts going with some good news about the critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).… Continue reading

Do You Think Turtle Fencing Helps Prevent Turtle Road Mortality ? Is it worth the Cost?

Share your option about turtle fencing in the City of Kingston. If you would like to participate go to the Mark Gerretsen, Mayor of City of Kingston Facebook Page and take his poll… Continue reading

Don’t Forget Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup- West Rouge Beach Park September 27, 2013 10:00AM

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup brings the community together to achieve measurable impacts on the environment, both locally and globally. Through individual action, nearly one million kilograms of shoreline litter has been removed… Continue reading

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Meet Aubrey

This poor Red-eared slider was rescued from spending 20 years of her life in a bucket! Commonly sold in pet stores, Red-eared sliders are found throughout the South-eastern United States in a variety… Continue reading

Alien Invaders: Phragmites

The Suspect European Common Reed Phragmites australis australis Known Whereabouts Phragmites australis americanus, the native subspecies of common reed, has historically grown in wetlands throughout the temperate zones in Canada. The European common… Continue reading

Ontario Herps

Photo by Jennifer Howard Ontario Turtle Tallier since 2007

6th Annual FrogWatch and Turtle Tally Participant Appreciation Day

On November 3rd, 2012, Turtle Talliers and FrogWatchers from across the province gathered for a fun-filled day of presentations from frog and turtle stewards, opportunities to share photos and meet fellow conservationists, and an opportunity to tour the Zoo’s reptile and amphibian… Continue reading

Changing Temperatures Are Affecting Ontario’s Amphibians

Article by: Shannon Ritchie In the journal of Herpetological Conservation and Biology, an interesting study was published entitled “Community-Level Reponses to Climate Change: Shifts in Anuran Calling Penology” (Walpole et al., 2012). This… Continue reading