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2018 October SPECIES AT RISK for CC area

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.  


Tick Support:


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.

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…


Resources for Ambassadors:

Ambassador Reporting Back Form


Resources for Frog Monitoring Teams:

Click here to download the March 2020 Frog Monitoring Form

Archived Frog Team Newsletters:

“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. 


Resources for Land Stewardship Teams:

Click here to download the latest Land Steward Monitoring Form

Archived Property Team Newsletters:


Resources for Reptile Monitors:

Archived Reptile Team Newsletters:



Resources for Salamander Monitors:

Archived Salamander Monitoring Newsletters:



Resources for Water Monitoring Teams:

Download the Latest Water Monitoring Form


Read the 2016 Water Quality Monitoring Report





Archived Water Team Newsletters:


Resources for the Whip-poor-willians:

Archived Whip-poor-willian Newsletters: