Author Archives: John Urquhart

Province green lights hunting at-risk turtle

In complete disregard of a petition signed by more than 11,000 people and a report jointly released by Ontario Nature, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) told us that hunting … Continue reading


Nature’s profit motive

Will Ontario make good on its promise to stop the losses of our native wildlife and sensitive habitats? Continue reading

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Is it ok to move turtle eggs?

People often ask Ontario Nature staff for advice about how to deal with situations that they encounter in nature. Whether putting out a bird feeder, planting native flowers or grasses, or choosing not to cut down the trees on your … Continue reading


Me and the map turtles

May 9, 2010 It is hard to believe we’ve been working in the Lost Bay nature reserve for almost two weeks already. We spent the first week surveying the property and evaluating the habitat in terms of where we were … Continue reading

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Meet the bloggers: John Urquhart

John Urquhart – Staff Ecologist John joined Ontario Nature in July 2009 as the reptile and amphibian atlas intern. He completed a B.Sc. of Environmental Science in ecology and an M.Sc in zoology. John has worked on conservation, education and … Continue reading