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March 7, 2020–Ontario Nature Staff
July 5, 2019–Ontario Nature Staff
Our magazine ON Nature has been bringing readers closer to nature by exploring Ontario’s natural areas and wildlife and providing insight into environmental issues since 1932. A lot has changed ...
June 27, 2019–Tanya Pulfer
Red-eared slider © Peter Ferguson
Tiny and adorable red-eared slider hatchlings are frequently bought as pets and then later released “into the wild” when they out-grow their aquariums, or when their owners tire of them. ...
May 23, 2019–Emma Horrigan & Dr. Julia Riley
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)•Reptiles and Amphibians•Species at Risk
Nesting snapping turtle © Julia Riley
Turtles, often referred to as modern day dinosaurs, with their distinctive domed, bony shell, are easy to recognize. This unique armoured architecture provides turtles with protection from predators. However, despite ...
May 29, 2018–Ross Bushnell
This spring a snapping turtle found in Hamilton’s Cootes Paradise was confirmed to have been infected with ranavirus. This potentially devastating virus has killed numerous amphibians, but this is the ...