Blanding’s Turtle Tracking in Winter by Kylie Riches

Most people think of field work as a summer activity, but we do it year-round! In March, Adopt-A-Pond staff visited Rouge National Urban Park (RNUP) to track Clementine, an adult Blanding’s turtle from… Continue reading

What’s that croaking under the ice? It’s Winter Frogs! – By Matt Ellerbeck

When one thinks of encountering wildlife in Ontario, the winter months don’t exactly spring to mind. With the cold temperatures and often considerable snow-pact, many animals are hunkered down. This is especially true… Continue reading

Conferencing in chilly Cleveland

In January 2019, Adopt-A-Pond’s Katherine Wright and Crystal Robertson had the pleasure of attending the 79th Midwest Fish and Wildlife conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This conference brings together fish and wildlife managers, graduate… Continue reading

Wetland restoration at Toronto Zoo

This year, Adopt-A-Pond (AAP) has been restoring and enhancing two wetland areas on Zoo site with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and provincial funding from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund and… Continue reading

Turtle nesting beach construction at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

This fall, Adopt-A-Pond (AAP) staff and the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (DSC) staff and volunteers constructed a nesting beach for turtles living in the wetlands at the sanctuary. Funding was provided by the… Continue reading

Turtle Tally and FrogWatch Appreciation Day 2018

Last Saturday, November 24, Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond hosted their annual FrogWatch and Turtle Tally Appreciation Day to thank the over 787 citizen scientist observers who participated in the programmes in 2018. Since the… Continue reading

Awards received in 2018

The Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme (AAP) has received two awards this fall! Most recently, AAP received a Living City Impact Award, which recognizes outstanding groups and individuals for initiatives that enrich communities in Toronto… Continue reading

Ontario’s Lone Eurycea Salamander, the Northern Two-Lined Salamander by Clint Fulsom (Save the Salamanders)

Ontario’s Lone Eurycea Salamander, the Northern Two-Lined Salamander: Photo taken by Clint Fulsom – Save the Salamanders The genus Eurycea is made up of some twenty-seven salamander species. These are commonly referred to… Continue reading

Avoiding Snakebites: A guide to co-existing with snakes! By Matt Ellerbeck (A.K.A The Snake Man) – Snake Advocate & Conservationist

Snakes are among the world’s most misunderstood and feared creatures. However, the horrible reputation that snakes have is not deserved. Snakes will not make unprovoked attacks on people. When a person comes in… Continue reading

Collections from our Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

A big thank you to everyone who supported and came out to Adopt-A-Pond’s 9th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup held in the Rouge Marsh Beach last Friday! The data has been tallied and… Continue reading