Tag Archive: Turtles

Event: If you like supporting our eight Ontario turtles this is an event for you!

Spring Is Coming In Like A Turtle is a great fundraising event that helps Ontario’s most influential turtle rescue centre, and Adopt-A-Pond’s long-time supporter, The Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre! Spring is coming, and… Continue reading

March of the Turtles With Our Blanding’s Headstarts

With our warm March weather, Shannon, our Wetland Biologist, and her turtle tracking assistant Nina, have been eager to see if our hibernating headstart juvenile Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) have started waking up. … Continue reading

Contest: WIN a Free Class Trip to the ZOO! World Turtle Day School Challenge

World Turtle Day ®  is a trademark event founded by the American Tortoise Rescue  For more information about Toronto Zoo conservation programs visit http://www.torontozoo.com/conservation/

Fun Fact: Turtle Embryos Favor the Warmest Side of their Egg!

An article published in the Discover Magazine blog summarizes biologist Wei-Guo Du from the Chinese Academy of Sciences findings that the embryos of Chinese softshell turtles “bask” inside their eggs. Turtles are ectotherms, or “cold-blooded,”… Continue reading

Magnetawan First Nation’s Environmental Stewardship & Anishinabek Land Management Conference

On Wednesday February 18th the Magnetawan First Nation, located about an hour north of Parry Sound, was host to the Environmental Stewardship & Anishinabek Land Management Conference. Adopt-A-Pond was honored to be invited to… Continue reading

Cocaine, guns and turtles

Trafficking illegal materials is big business! The gathering and distribution of animals or animal parts is now the fourth largest contributor to the illegal trade of goods, with annual revenues estimated in the… Continue reading

Air Rescued Snapping Turtle Has Returned Home

Porter is a famous snapping turtle from Port Franks just North East of Sarnia area. This newsworthy reptile suffered multiple jaw fractures from being hit by a car in May of 2013.  Bill… Continue reading

Please Vote to Help Ontario Turtles! (Dec 1st to Dec 10th)

I’m writing to let you know the semi-final round of voting for the 2014 AVIVA Community Fund begins on Monday, December 1. Your votes helped to get the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre into… Continue reading

Tis the Season to Fall in love With Our Blanding’s Headstarts

Turtle season is coming to an end, but it still looks like a few of our young headstart Blanding’s Turtles are enjoying the last warm weather of fall before finding a safe place… Continue reading