If you’ve ever seen a five-lined skink, you know just how cute they are!
The five-lined skink, which looks a bit like a salamander, is the only lizard species native to Ontario. And while researchers continue to study skinks, we still don’t know very much about what they do on a day-to-day basis, particularly from September to May when they’re hibernating.
Here are five cool things we DO know about five-lined Skinks, courtesy of Alistair MacKenzie, Resource Management Supervisor at The Pinery Provincial Park.
Whether you’re perusing for holiday gifts, soaking in the arts, or simply in need of a hot drink after a November hike, it’s the perfect season to visit Presqu’ile Provincial Park!
Christmas at Presqu’ile unfolds November 5, 6, 9, 12 and 13, 2016. Presented by the Friends of Presqu’ile Park, this annual event features wares from more than 150 of Ontario’s artisans, artists and crafters.
It’s not just students and birds on the move this fall.
As the cold weather approaches, reptiles are trekking across Rondeau Provincial Park in search of hibernacula (places in which wildlife overwinter). Researchers for Wildlife Preservation Canada are busy tracking the movements of snakes, turtles, and skinks within the park as they find suitable habitat for their hibernation.