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Wetland Watcher Volunteer Training
July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Most turtles in Ontario live in wetland habitats. Wetlands are the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Over 70% of Ontario’s fish and wildlife depend on wetlands at some point in their life cycles. Wetlands are a treasure trove of so many amazing plants, birds, fish, and animals. Over 70% of wetlands in the southern half of the province have been lost to development of one kind or another. Wetland Watchers are volunteer Turtle Guardians that monitor wetlands each week from late June to September and record wildlife observation to help biologists understand the significance of the habitat for wildlife in the area. Volunteers become Level 2 Turtle Guardians. This workshop teaches you how to identify key features and indicator plant species, basic wetland birds, frogs, as well as turtle species and their behaviours.
Please register as a Wetland Watcher before attending: https://www.turtleguardians.com/wetland-watcher-registration/