May 2019

April 2019

Part 3: A Tale of Two Turtles

By |2021-05-06T21:26:38-05:00April 10th, 2019|Outreach|

So, just how did Andrea and Shellbie end up together? There was a time when each had their very own habitat, their very own tank. They were quite happy, swimming and basking, eagerly peering and probing for the tasty morsels that were dropped into their tanks. Shellbie was living in the area that is primarily [...]

February 2019

Part 2: A Tale of Two Turtles!

By |2021-05-06T21:26:44-05:00February 13th, 2019|Outreach|

Meet Shellbie, a strikingly coloured Midland Painted turtle. The painted turtle is known for their colourful shell, especially the rim of the carapace.. It really does look like someone took a paint brush and added strokes of gold and red to adorn.  Adult painted turtles range from 4 to 6 inches long and the females [...]

January 2019

October 2018

The End of a Great Field Season

By |2021-05-06T21:32:49-05:00October 30th, 2018|Outreach, Research, Tracking|

With the days getting shorter and cool weather settling in, the field season has come to an end! We have been diligently tracking juvenile Blanding’s turtles using radio telemetry equipment in several beautiful bogs, marshes, fens, and vernal pools. Our field team was led by Toby Rowland, and included Kelton Adderley-Heron, Kirstin Pellerin, and [...]

We’re Beeutiful!

By |2021-05-06T21:27:32-05:00October 25th, 2018|News & Updates|

As part of Selwyn Township, we successfully applied for and received a Bee City Designation.  When you next visit our outdoor education centre, take a moment to enjoy our beautiful, healthy pollinator gardens consisting of native Ontario plants! Interested in becoming a Bee City?  Contact www.beecitycanada.org/become-a-bee-city.    

September 2018

Robyn Bell – Education Student

By |2021-05-06T21:34:02-05:00September 18th, 2018|Events, Kids, Outreach, Uncategorized|

Hello everyone! My name is Robyn Bell, and I am currently a second year Bachelor of Education student at Trent University in Peterborough. I began volunteering with the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTTC), specifically their Education and Outreach program, as a part of my alternative practicum placement. I knew that the OTCC would be [...]

August 2018

The Little Things in Field Work

By |2021-05-06T21:34:02-05:00August 28th, 2018|Research, Tracking, Uncategorized|

There are many things that can go wrong and tamper with our day, things that can make getting through a day a lot harder than it needs to be. And, sometimes, there are what we like to call “The Little Things”. These are the things that help bring a smile to our face after [...]