Blanding’s turtle hatchlings 2017 have arrived!

The Blanding’s turtle hatchlings of 2017 have finally arrived! They began hatching July 31st, which is quite early for the species but very exciting for everyone on the Adopt-A-Pond team! Headstarting, which involves… Continue reading

Historic Win for Snapping Turtles in Ontario

This article is a follow up to a previous Adopt-A-Pond post titled “Help End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario” Hooray, we did it! As of April 1st 2017, the Ontario Ministry of… Continue reading

Upcoming Special Event: Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop

What: Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop When: Sunday April 23rd 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30am Where: Toronto Zoo – Education Auditorium The Toronto Zoo will once again be hosting its popular Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop on… Continue reading

Amphibian Conservation Project Needs Your Support!

Did you know that Mexico is ranked as the fifth country in the world in terms of highest diversity of amphibians? However, more than half of them are endangered. The amphibian conservation project, ‘Anfibios de Puebla’ by… Continue reading

A Co-Op Experience We’ll Never Forget

  Introduction Hello readers! Ryan Dunklin and Jessica Mackay here, and we’re grade 11 students from Dunbarton high school in Pickering. Since school began in September, we have been working with the Adopt-A-Pond… Continue reading

Help to End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario

End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario With its’ serrated shell and dinosaur-like tail, snapping turtles are one of Ontario’s most distinctive – and misunderstood native turtle species. Despite the fact that they… Continue reading

Help us name our baby Blanding’s headstart turtles!

The Toronto Zoo’s new ‘Adopt-an-Animal’ turtle package offers you the chance to name one of our 49 baby Blanding’s turtles from our headstart program. Each of the turtles will be released into the… Continue reading

Making Roads Safer for Turtles

The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project has been moving along at a slow and steady pace over the past 10 years. Starting as a group of concerned citizens who wanted to do something… Continue reading

Teaching Kids about Turtle, Frog and Wetland Conservation!!

Every year, the Adopt-A-Pond Programme donates their turtle and frog identification resources to a number of environmental education programs to help with the success of their programming. Some examples of these great programs… Continue reading

Watch out for baby turtles!!!

It’s that time of year again, baby turtles are hatching and beginning to move around in search of water. That means we need to be cautious and watch out for them on the… Continue reading