Tag Archives: John Urquhart

Rattlesnake country

Most people try to avoid encounters with venomous reptiles, but that wasn’t the case for the team of Ontario Nature staff that I accompanied to the Bruce Peninsula last week. These herpetologists and avid naturalists ventured fearlessly across tall-grass meadows, … Continue reading

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Ode to Lost Bay

When was the last time you were so moved by a place and an experience in nature that you took the time to write about? When Catherine Jimenea, Ontario reptile and amphibian atlas assistant, signed-up for four days of turtling … 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

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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

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