Over the years, Ontario Parks staff have created many blogs about turtles, their significance to the Ontario landscape, and why it’s important that we protect and support them.
You may even be familiar with our Turtle Protection Project! With seven of the eight turtle species found in Ontario being species-at-risk under the Ontario Endangered Species Act, 2007, we like to give them all the support and attention we can.
Well, today’s post is all about this season’s turtle protection efforts in our Southeast Zone, including a new project that was started this year…
Introducing Team Turtle!
Continue reading Keeping tabs on turtles in Southeastern Ontario
Today’s post comes from Rose Brandt, a Discovery student at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.
If you’ve been to Bagwa Day-Use Beach at Samuel de Champlain, you might’ve wondered what that seemingly random pile of sand beside the beach is all about.
That would be our artificial turtle nesting site!
Continue reading Building a safe haven with Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park’s artificial turtle nesting site
We’ve got some “egg-citing” news!
In 2022, we went on a mission to protect Ontario’s at-risk turtles.
It was a huge success! In fact, at one park, we had our first Painted Turtle hatchling emerge from a nest in ten years!
And it wouldn’t have been possible without our “turtley” awesome donors and the Turtle Protection Project.
Continue reading Our 2022 Turtle Protection Project results: a reason to “shell”ebrate!
Last spring, we asked you to help us protect Ontario’s eight turtles species, all of which are species at risk.
With just one year of the Turtle Protection Project under our belts, staff are already seeing amazing results.
This year, we’re excited to debut a new way to support turtle conservation in Ontario Parks: our Turtle Protection Project merchandise line.
Let’s take a look at how you can help Ontario’s turtles AND look good while doing it.
Continue reading Shell-ebrate Ontario’s turtles with our new merchandise line
We’re doing it!
We’re helping more and more turtles in our provincial parks with the support of our incredible donors.
Over the past several months, we have collected donations for our Turtle Protection Projects across Ontario.
We are thrilled to report that many of these projects are well underway. Our park staff are working hard to protect and monitor nesting turtles and their hatchlings.
Continue reading Together, we’re protecting our turtles