March 13, 2018 7:00 pm
OFNC MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 pm Social
7:30 pm Presentation
Speaker: David Seburn
Location: Salon B, K.W. Neatby Building, Central Experimental Farm, 960 Carling Avenue
Turtles are for the most part a gentle and attractive group of species, yet they are also one of the most endangered groups in Canada. Eight species of turtles occur in Ontario, and all but one, the Painted Turtle, are listed as species at risk. To help the conservation of turtles, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club, has begun work in the Ottawa area. David Seburn will discuss the threats turtles face and will provide an overview of activities from 2017. We conducted surveys to try and find new locations with the threatened Blanding’s Turtle, as this will result in additional habitat protection for wetlands. We also conducted road surveys to identify areas with significant amounts of roadkill. And last but not least we protected turtle nests to reduce nest predation by animals such as raccoons.
Monthly meetings are open to the general public.