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Did you know that the Midland Painted Turtle is now listed Federally as a Species at Risk? That means that all turtles in our region are now considered at risk. Many people comment that they see Midland Painted Turtles “all the time”. While they are more common than most of our other turtles, note how many times you see juvenile Midland Painted around. They take five years to reach sexual maturity and can live up to 40 years in the wild.
Ticks are a fact of life in our region, but that doesn’t have to spoil your monitoring visits. Just be sure to take precautions and know what to look for.
3 easy steps to protect yourself against ticks when in the field.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has created a very informative page on how to protect yourself from ticks.
In Ontario, the Black-legged Tick (aka Deer Tick) is the most common carrier of Lyme Disease so be sure to check the CanLyme Tick ID guide to find out more. Read more…(links to private post)
This form is for submitting general volunteer hours - not for Citizen Science monitoring. Ambassadors, Committees and more can use this form.
This form is for submitting your time spent taking online training that you have watched on YouTube. This is where you can also give us feedback about the online training.
If you have not filled in a waiver form, or would like to update an existing one then please fill one in on our new online form. If you would rather hand in a hard copy feel free to print the PDF version and arrange with staff to drop it off at the office.
Found is the emergency information document that we encourage you to print, fill out as much as you are comfortable with and take it with you out in the field. The purpose is that you let your team mate know where you keep it (eg. top pocket of backpack) and in the event of an emergency they will be able to better help you or provide paramedics with important information.
Wildlife on Roads Resources
PDF: Using iNaturalist for your wildlife on roads observations by Eco-Kare
YouTube: Road Mortality Workshop . If you watch this video, please use the online form to submit online training hours and feedback.
How are roads impacting species movement and mortality in our region? The Couchiching Conservancy is partnering with Kari Gunson (Principal Road Ecologist at Eco-Kare International ) to map species (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds) observed on or near roads. Watch the training video linked above to learn how to use iNaturalist to report your observations to the 'Wildlife on Roads in Ontario' Project
Email Aiesha for more info or to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frog Monitoring Team Resources
Archived Frog Team Newsletters:
October 9, 2018
“How Frogs Work” podcast from “Stuff You Should Know”
Did you know that Leopard frogs can catch an insect with their tongue in .07 seconds, five times faster than humans blink? Find out more about frogs by listening to the podcast.
Grassland Bird Survey Team Resources
Archived Reptile Team Newsletters:
Salamanders & Vernal Pools
Archived Salamander Monitoring Newsletters:
Water Monitoring Teams
Archived Water Team Newsletters: