These two cuties come via Friends of Ontario Snapping Turtles (FROST), a group that’s trying to get snappers off the hunting list. Snappers, by the way, are a protected species in Ontario so it seems mildly insane that the Canadian government would allow anyone to harvest them as food.
If you want to help, you can read more here.
This is a great cause. Save the Snapper! Learn more here: http://www.ontarionature.org/protect/campaigns/snapping_turtle.php
Saw-whet owl 9 by Jen St. Louis on Flickr.
Fairy Lake, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
The Prothonotary Warbler is endangered provincially and nationally. Help us protect vulnerable species and add your voice, here http://www.ontarionature.org/act/action_alerts/alert_template.php?n_code=593
Photo credit Laura Gooch.
The Boreal Forest, Canada
The Canadian Boreal Forest is one of the biggest forests and wetland ecosystems which are still left on the face of the earth (a Boreal Forests are also known as ”Taiga”). The Canadian Boreal Forest has a very large populations of wolves, grizzly bears, and woodland caribou. The Canadian Boreal Forest contains about 1.5 million lakes which are 80% earth’s fresh water (excluding frozen areas) also some of Canada’s largest lakes can be found there. In Alberta, around 90% of cutlines (almost a decade later) have not yet regrown and mark the earth as man made scars(Cutlines are narrow and linear features created as a part of geophysical surveys). Instead cutlines accumulate water and become small canals.
Wood turtle, Photo credit: Mike Baranski
Barn Swallow by Arlo West
Great shot of the barn swallow, which is listed as threatened in Ontario.