“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead In the spring 2014 issue of ON Nature magazine, Tanya Pulfer wrote an article about 30 years of herp atlassing in Ontario. Limited by the short length of her article, Pulfer […]
By Joe Crowley Ontario Nature conservation staff have now completed two field seasons conducting research on some of the province’s rarest creatures. This summer, in my capacity as coordinator of Ontario Nature’s Reptile and Amphibian Atlas project, I worked with John Urquhart, staff ecologist, collecting data from Pelee Island and Lost Bay Nature Reserve for […]
We can save a lot of animals simply by not running over them. By Joe Crowley A few summers ago, I was driving to North Bay when I noticed a painted turtle up ahead crossing the road. I quickly pulled over and ran back to help hasten its progress. But before I could save […]
Threatened by habitat loss, urban sprawl and busy roads, Ontario’s reptile species are becoming disturbingly scarce. Moreover, the populations that remain can be extremely difficult to locate.