Out for a walk the first week of June, some Friends of the Fraser Wetlands spied these Blanding’s turtles near the edge of the Fraser property. Reports of Blanding’s sightings have been around for years. Now we know this threatened species is still living in or around the Fraser Wetlands.
To read more about this species-at-risk and the protection afforded it by Province of Ontario, click here.
Here’s how one member of the FFW Board responded to this latest sighting:
With our turtle friends the Blanding’s
There can be no misunderstandings.
The Fraser Estate property is far too outstanding
To become part of a development expanding
Into wetlands, leaving turtles stranded,
Just reason why FFW together banded.
– Mike Ormsby