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Tag: northern leopard frog

Driven to endangerment or en route to recovery?


The car is a marvellous machine. With a turn of the key and a tank full of gas, it offers freedom and convenience. In our ever-increasing desire to move from one place to another, we have constructed an impressive network of roads. This is especially true in southern Ontario, as James and Jacqueline point out in “Helping turtles not cross the road.” 

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Royalty among reptiles

Queen snake CREDIT: Joe Crowley

As an enthusiastic field biologist, I seldom pass up a chance to go exploring for unusual wildlife. So I was more than happy to assist the Nature Conservancy of Canada conduct surveys this summer for one of Ontario’s most rare, and most unique, snakes: the queen snake.

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