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Updated app
The latest version of the free Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app is available for download. It features a complete field guide, frog call recordings, the ability to store your records, and more!

New online form for submitting sightings
It’s now easier than ever to submit your reptile and amphibian sightings online. Visit and click on the Online Form button to let us know about that five-lined skink you caught on camera, or any other species you saw this summer, or previously saw and want to report.
New interactive species maps
Explore 431,000 species records with new interactive range maps. The maps show where reptile and amphibian species have been found historically and recently. Zoom in to see reports near you, study a species of interest, or find an area deficient in records that is calling out for your attention. The interactive species maps are a joint project of Ontario Nature and the Toronto Entomologists' Association.
Art contest winners
Thanks to all of the artists and photographers who participated in the 2015 Art Contest. This newsletter features just a few of the wonderful entries we received. Congratulations to the contest winners:
i.    Aleta Karstad, with “Eagle River Hatchling (oil on canvas 7 x 9 in.)”, won a one-year membership to Ontario Nature.
ii.   Zoe (age 3), with her youth category entry, “Turtle” (a line drawing of a turtle she saw at a pond), won a science book.
Events calendars
Be sure to check-out Ontario Nature’s event page and the Nature Network’s Events Calendar for upcoming nature walks and presentations. Join us on social media channels including the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Facebook group.


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Photo credits: Nick Cairns, Noah Cole, Yves Scholten, Bob Bowles, Aleta Karstad, Zoe, Kavita Dogra