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Calling all data!
It’s time to send all your reptile and amphibian sightings to the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas. Records must be submitted by December 20th to be included in the annual update of species range maps. Submit observations and photos using the Online Form, or download the spreadsheet for emailing multiple records at

Mudpuppy feature article
ON Nature, Ontario Nature’s periodical, features mudpuppies in the latest edition. Did you know Ontario is home to a completely aquatic salamander with maroon gills? The mudpuppy is Canada’s largest salamander, and it is active all winter long, foraging beneath the ice.
Salamander surveys
Ontario Nature staff and volunteers have now established salamander monitoring plots on five nature reserves. 30 wooden cover boards at each site will be monitored for Eastern red-backed salamanders and other woodland species in the coming years. These and other salamander surveys help provide missing long-term data for the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas.
Giving Tuesday at Ontario Nature
Held on December 1, Giving Tuesday is a day for people to give to the causes and charities that mean the most to them. This year, Ontario Nature is participating with a campaign to help stop the loss of Ontario's endangered species, such as the northern dusky salamander and the queensnake. Every dollar you give, up to $5,000, will be matched by our proud sponsors at Ontario Power Generation. Double your impact for nature: Help us Stop the Loss, Ontario!

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Photo credits: Scott Gillingwater, Marilyn Jansen, Colleen Cirillo, Nick Cairns, Scott Gillingwater, Leyla Top