Local Turtle Species

Please call the Ontario Turtle Centre at 705-741-5000 immediately if you come across an injured turtle.

Of the 8 species of turtle native to Ontario, 6 are found in our area of Eastern Ontario.

  • Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  • Eastern Musk Turtle aka Stinkpot turtle (Sternotherus odorata)
  • Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)
  • Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata)
  • Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
  • Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) :

Recommended online resource for more details and photos for these species: Species Guide – Toronto Zoo

MVFN launched a project on iNaturalist to record sightings of turtles in Lanark County. Details of the project and how you can participate are here.

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