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Posts Tagged ‘Reptiles’

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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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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Where do reptiles go when there is snow?

Where do reptiles go when there is snow? March 21, 2018–Kelsey Bedard With spring’s arrival, reptiles are beginning to emerge in Ontario. But have you ever wondered what they do during our cold, snowy winters? Reptiles don’t migrate, so what do they do instead? Reptiles are ectotherms, which means their body temperature is determined by their environment.…

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Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Program

The Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas is a citizen-science project that tracks distributions and spatial trends of reptiles and amphibians across the province over time. The over-arching goal is to increase the collective knowledge base of reptiles and amphibians. Equally important, however, is the engagement of non-scientists of all ages and abilities, in all parts…

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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: A Tour of Canada’s Reptiles

Diversity, Conservation and Tales from the Field Speaker: Joe Crowley Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 Peterborough Public Library Joe will give an overview of Canadian reptile diversity and distribution, and lead a discussion about reptile conservation in Ontario and Canada. A narrative slideshow of different field adventures will follow highlighting specific species, places and field methods…

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Effective Placement of Road Mitigation Using Lessons Learned from Turtle Crossing Signs in Ontario

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by Kari E. Gunson, Eco-Kare International, 644 Bethune Street, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, K9H 4A3, kegunson@eco-kare.com and Frederick W. Schueler, Bishops Mills Natural History Centre, R.R. #2, Bishops Mills, Ontario, Canada, KOG 1T0, bckcdb@istar.ca To counteract road-kill, a direct consequence of road-wildlife interactions, transportation planners and wildlife biologists are working together to find solutions. Historically, transportation…

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Monthly Meeting: Snake Morphology and Ecology

All are welcome to join us Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. Josh Feltham, a professor at Fleming College, will give a talk on snakes. Ontario is a relatively benign wilderness for herpetologists.  Our lone venomous snake, the Massasauga Rattlesnake, is docile and shy with small fangs that don’t really…

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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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