citizen science

September 2011

Ontario Nature Wants to Hear About Your Sightings!

By |2011-09-21T09:14:06-04:00September 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|

A long time member of the KTTC emailed us this wonderful photo of a Snapping Turtle on a golf course. This struck us as a perfect opportunity to remind all you turtle lovers out there that one of the most important things that anyone can do to help turtles is to report your observations to [...]

May 2011

Do crossing signs work?

By |2011-05-15T09:14:06-04:00May 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Eco-Kare in cooperation with the Ontario Road Ecology Group and other partners (including KTTC!) is creating an inventory of the approximately 700 turtle crossing signs in Ontario to determine where and how they are placed in the landscape. The project is funded by the 2011 Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program [...]

June 2010

Report Your Sightings!

By |2010-06-24T14:55:00-04:00June 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

May 2009

An Updated Herpetofaunal Atlas for Ontario Beginning in 2009

By |2009-05-01T19:34:25-04:00May 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|

Thirty of Ontario’s forty-three species of reptiles are listed as Endangered, Threatened, or of Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Many of Ontario’s reptile species only occur in the southernmost parts of the province, which has become one of the most developed regions in Canada. As a [...]