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April 2014

A New Face in the Pond: Change of the Seasons

By |2014-04-14T15:52:55-04:00April 14th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

It seems that spring may finally be here... And its about time! After that long cold winter, I am welcoming it with open arms, even if it means a little rain. The warm weather also means a few things for the KTTC. One: Turtles that have been here recovering over the winter will soon be [...]

A New Face in the Pond: A Grand Success!

By |2014-04-07T15:37:12-04:00April 7th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

Wow! Last weekend's Grand Opening was an overwhelming success. We welcomed over 1,000 people through our doors on Saturday! In fact, we were so busy that I didn't even have a chance to write a blog post. So I think now is a great time to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that attended. [...]

March 2014

A New Face in the Pond: Opening our Doors

By |2014-03-25T20:19:06-04:00March 25th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

If you’ve been following the KTTC over the last few months, you know we have been working hard on our new location. The effort is truly paying off as we prepare to open our doors to the public this Saturday, March 29 for our Grand Opening! Come out anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [...]

A New Face in the Pond: Let’s all Go Green this St. Patrick’s Day!

By |2014-03-17T10:22:41-04:00March 17th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

At the KTTC we love St. Patrick’s Day. We might not celebrate with green beer, but it doesn’t mean we don’t have some fun! There are two reasons in particular that this holiday is so important to us. First, we happen to have a resident snapper named Paddy. The name comes from Irish origins and [...]

A New Face in the Pond: Settling In

By |2014-03-11T15:19:35-04:00March 11th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

With glimpses of Spring all around us, I suddenly realized how quickly time is flying. I am already well past the halfway point in my time with the KTTC, and I have learned so much! I'll admit I was a little nervous at the beginning because of my lack of turtle knowledge, but I have [...]

A New Face in the Pond: Hi-burrr-nation

By |2014-03-04T15:21:00-04:00March 4th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

As March begins the temperature has stayed right where it has been all winter – somewhere between “brrr” and “I can’t feel my face!” Today when I arrived at the KTTC my car’s display told me it was -20 outside. This frosty weather might be making me move a little slower, but it did get [...]

February 2014

A New Face in the Pond: The Snapping Turtle Hunt

By |2014-02-26T18:56:17-04:00February 26th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

I’m sure many of you saw our recent Facebook post announcing that the City of Kawartha Lakes supports a ban on the Snapping Turtle hunt. This was amazing news! But to be honest, I was a little shocked. I couldn’t believe how an animal listed as a Species at Risk could still be hunted legally. [...]

A New Face in the Pond: The KTTC Family

By |2014-02-17T09:00:11-04:00February 17th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

Today is Family Day, and in the spirit of the holiday I’m going to share a little bit about one of our KTTC family members, Handsome Paddy the Snapping Turtle. As you know, at the KTTC we believe wildlife belongs in the wild. We strive to release every turtle back to the location where it [...]

A New Face in the Pond: Turtle Love

By |2014-02-10T16:04:25-04:00February 10th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, most people think of romantic love. However, I believe this holiday is a great opportunity to celebrate all types of love. So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I will be devoting this post to celebrating the love of turtles! Being fairly new here at the KTTC, I thought [...]