This is the Year of the Tartan Turtle
Help Our Slowest Friends Finish First!
Turtles in Ontario Need Our Help
Turtles are the best cleaners of our lakes. They are the most innocent and peaceful of the earth’s creatures. In 1999 biologists estimated that we had lost over 50% of Ontario’s turtles. With ongoing losses, and also after the crisis in 2017, the numbers may be as high as 80%. Turtles take between 30 and 80 years to replace themselves: Only 1% of eggs laid reach maturity. Turtle Walks were held within The Land Between bioregion- home to 1/3 of Ontario’s turtles- during the most active time for turtle nesting: the Strawberry Moon (the full moon at the start of June)- and when the highest threat from road mortality occurs.
Stay tune to register for this year’s Turtle Walks: SAVE THE DATES: They will be on June 8 and June 15th in 8 locations across The Land Between bioregion in Ontario
Create your own Click and Pledge profile and collect donations in support of the T-Squared Campaign (Turtle Tunnels, Trauma-care, Teaching and Workshops, and Turtle Tracking). The campaign aims to raise monies to support both prevention and cure for the loss of turtles in Ontario.