Posts Tagged ‘amphibians’

On the Road to Recovery

Connecting habitats and making roads safer for wildlife at Bruce Peninsula National Park Bruce Peninsula National Park is home to over 30 species at risk, including reptiles such as the Massasauga rattlesnake, Eastern ribbonsnake, Eastern milksnake, and Common snapping turtle. These at-risk reptiles are significantly affected by the impact of roads. In 2012 and 2013,…

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Vernal pool mapping project

Vernal pools are temporary wetlands that form in small depressions in the forest during early spring. These isolated wetlands provide critical habitat for many of Ontario’s amphibians – serving as a nursery by providing an environment free from predatory fish, which allows for the development of amphibian eggs and larvae. We have launched a pilot…

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Turtles | Snakes | Lizard | Salamanders | Frogs and Toads

Reptiles and Amphibians Ontario is a vast province, rich in biodiversity. Yet every year, more plants and animals are added to Ontario’s list of species at risk, which now numbers more than 200. In response, Ontario Nature is actively involved in research, public education and policy work on their behalf. Click on the picture or…

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Bio Blitz East Cross Forest May 13/16

Some of us were lucky enough to attend this and although I did not get to go Saturday too, Friday was a beautiful day.  We got very lucky there was a nice cross breeze and even by 9pm minimal bugs. 

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Night of Salamanders and Frogs Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Join this special evening trip to look for migrating salamanders as they are moving to their breeding pools.  This inventory event will be at the Ingleton-Wells property of the Kawartha Land Trust (KLT).  The event will commence with the checking of pools for egg masses of Spotted Salamanders.  We will then record the frog species…

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Kermit ‘s Friends and Timber-Doodles! 18 April 2015

The dusk air of the spring carries the mating songs of various species of frogs and the sky dance of the American Woodcock or Timber-doodle.  Join Martin Parker for a 2 hour outing listening to and distinguishing between the different species of calling frogs and toads of our region and listen to the courtship flights…

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Frogs sing and woodcocks dance 26 April 2014

Join Martin Parker in this evening outing to listen to the spring chorus of frogs and watch  the dance of courting woodcocks. The frog chorus will be dominated by Spring Peepers. We will also be listening for Chorus Frogs, Northern Leopard Frogs, and Wood Frogs. The American Woodcock has an elaborate courtship display which consists of…

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Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app

Spring is here!!! Well…according to the calendar anyway! Soon enough, the snow and ice will melt, and as it does, many of our resident turtles, salamanders, snakes and frogs will emerge from their hibernacula and begin their summer’s wandering. As many of you may already know, Ontario Nature has a Reptile and Amphibian Atlas underway.…

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Monthly Meeting: Nature’s Year

Join local author and Examiner columnist Drew Monkman for a “trip through the year” highlighting the main events happening in nature each month in the Kawarthas. Drew will also highlight species at risk, a few newcomers to our area and some of the potential impacts of climate change.

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