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Thanks for helping to protect nature in Ontario

Happy Thanksgiving! We want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the great work that’s been done so far this year for Ontario’s wild species and spaces. These are examples of what’s possible with support of nature lovers like you.

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Your guide to the updated Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app

Credit: Camille Tremblay Beaulieu

Credit: Camille Tremblay Beaulieu

Have you spotted a reptile or amphibian? Now you can report your sightings to the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas (ORAA) using our new and improved app! By harnessing the power of citizen science, you can increase the collective knowledge of herpetofauna to inform conservation science.

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A Mud-WHAT?: Searching for the Elusive Mudpuppy

ORAA Crowley Mudpuppy

“A Mud-WHAT?!”…This slightly confused inquiry is one that I often get when I talk about Ontario’s largest salamander, the mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus).

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The Science in Saving the Massasauga Rattlesnake


This exclusive screening was produced by Ryan Mariotti and Mariotti Visuals, for more great videos visit Ontario Nature’s YouTube channel.

Reflecting back on 2015

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Reflecting back
As 2015 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on 12 key things that we have accomplished for nature this past year. Thank you to all of our friends, followers, members, funders and sponsors. Without your support, we could not protect Ontario’s wild species and wild spaces.

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