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September 2014

February 2014

A New Face in the Pond: Road Risks

By |2014-02-04T14:52:49-04:00February 4th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

Like I said last week, my knowledge of turtles is minimal. But as I continue to work at the KTTC, I am learning so much.  For example, did you know that out of the eight species of native Ontario turtles, seven are considered Species at Risk? I found this information quite shocking. Turtles have been [...]

January 2014

A New Face in the Pond- Student Placement Blog Series

By |2014-01-27T15:32:06-04:00January 27th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

Blog Post #1: Jumping in with Both Feet!  Let me introduce myself. My name is Laura McKenna, and I’m the new communications intern at the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre. Quite frankly, I don’t know much about turtles. I know they have shells, and I know they are cute little creatures that need our help. My [...]

August 2013

The Field Experience

By |2018-07-26T11:12:13-04:00August 26th, 2013|Research, Tracking, Uncategorized|

Field season has been in full swing for over a month now.  I have been tracking Blanding’s turtles from sunrise until sunset, driving from northwest to northeast, canoeing through lakes, marshes, swamps and fens and catching Snapping turtles, Painted turtles, Blanding’s turtles and fish.  I just can’t get enough. The field season completely consumes my [...]

The First Releases of the Season!

By |2013-08-01T12:49:15-04:00August 1st, 2013|Tracking, Uncategorized|

The weather cooperated and we were off into the swamp to release the first clutch of headstarted Blanding's turtles released this year. The transmitter weighs only 4 grams, and is attached simply with epoxy, onto the shell.  The turtles don’t notice it is there, and yet it allows us to pinpoint their location.  Here, I [...]

July 2013

KTTC Kicks off the 2013 Field Season

By |2018-07-26T11:13:35-04:00July 25th, 2013|Research, Tracking, Uncategorized|

2013 promises to be a very exciting year for field work at Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.  With huge gratitude to the TD Friends of the Environment Fund (TD FEF), our field work has been expanded this year.  The work under the Species At Risk Stewardship Fund (SARSF) will be continued at our main field site [...]

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