Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Of the 8 species of turtle native to Ontario, only 6 species are found in our area of Eastern Ontario. Most are listed by COSWIC as at risk species.

Recommended on-line resource for more details and photos for these species: Species Guide – Toronto Zoo

1. Snapping Turtle: SPECIAL CONCERN

2. Stinkpot Turtle: SPECIAL CONCERN

3. Northern Map Turtle: SPECIAL CONCERN

4. Midland Painted Turtle 

5. Blanding’s Turtle: THREATENED

6. Spotted Turtle: ENDANGERED




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