As always, June was a very busy month at the KTTC. Many of our patients are brought in during the month of June, the height of turtle nesting season. A total of sixty-six (66) turtles have been admitted so far this year! We'd like to thank the Riverview Park & Zoo, Sherbrook Heights Animal Hospital [...]
The majority of turtles hit by cars in the in the spring and early summer are adult females on their way to nest. This means that many of the females that are admitted to the KTTC are "gravid", or carrying eggs. Many of the patients drop their eggs during their stay with us. Weplace artificial [...]
Remember to report your turtle sightings to the Ontario Turtle Tally or the Ontario Reptile & Amphibian Atlas. Photos are a great way to confirm the identification of the species for these citizen science projects. The snapper pictured here was spotted nesting by volunteer Kim Clark near Ottawa - the distinctive spikes of this dinosaur-like [...]
by Lindsay Robbins Releasing is perhaps one of the most incredible adventures experienced by a KTTC volunteer. After an entire year of healing, many ups and downs and countless hours of hard work its nothing short of miraculous to get the opportunity to return these amazing creatures to their natural environment where they will do [...]
As you may have already heard, the KTTC was successful in acquiring a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to hire a Volunteer/Education Coordinator. Kate Siena was the successful applicant and joined the KTTC team in May - just in time for our busy season! Kate came to us with over 15 years experience with [...]
Thank you EVERYONE for making The Art of the Turtle a huge success! With our move to a new location last May, the past year has been a time of rapid growth for our small charity. This growth has brought many challenges, but also opened up even more wonderful opportunities. Along with many other firsts, [...]
Watch this CHEX News @ 5:30 episode from Monday, May 10 for a sneak peak at the 100 pieces of artwork that will be up for sale next Friday, May 14th, at "The Art of the Turtle".Make sure to get your tickets ahead of timeand invite your friends on facebook!
100 pieces of original artwork -- most featuring turtles -- will be auctioned on May 14 to raise money for the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, a hospital dedicated solely to Ontario’s native turtles. “The Art of the Turtle” event in the auditorium at the Peterborough Public Library, will celebrate World Turtle Day with an array [...]
by J. RoutledgeThe 2010 Annual General Meeting was very successful and had a great turn-out.There were a number of presentations including one from Tracy McNaught, updating the group on the many events and advances of 2009.These changes included the move to our new facility and welcoming Dr. Sue Carstairs to our team, as veterinarian. Dr. [...]
The KTTC is always looking for volunteers to contribute to its newsletter and blog. This post was written by new KTTC volunteer Laura Gardner. If you are interested in writing newsletter or blog articles for the please contact us at email@example.com.Here are some other turtle blogs we've come across that focus on the preservation of [...]
The KTTC celebrated World Water Day at an event co-hosted by the Canadian Canoe Museum and the Lakeland Alliance.See if you can spot our volunteers in the CHEX news footage of the event:http://www.chextv.com/videos/Newswatch_WorldWaterDay.WMV
The KTTC launched its online store back in December, selling calendars and bumper stickers to the holiday crowd. Since then we’ve added memberships & t-shirts – and there’s more to come so visit often!