Local conservation hero wins Ontario Nature award

Tom Lobb recognized for leadership in the protection of nature (Toronto, Ontario, July 3, 2014) – On June 21st, Ontario Nature, a leading conservation organization, recognized the exceptional contributions to natural habitat protection made by six individuals and two groups. The award ceremony was part of Ontario Nature’s 83nd Annual General Meeting and Gathering which took place at YMCA Geneva Park, located on the shores of Lake Couchiching. Tom Lobb, a local farmer and lifelong naturalist, received the Ontario Nature…

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Huron County counts its lucky salamanders

Huron County counts its lucky salamanders By Colleen Cirillo, Ontario Nature Enthusiasm can be curiously catchy. Before heading out on my first-ever bioblitz last Saturday (June 7) in Huron County, I was mildly interested in reptiles and amphibians. To be clear, I wished these critters no harm. In fact, I worried about their survival in this face of habitat fragmentation, pollution and climate change, but I did not yearn for encounters with them. Enter Rachel, and Tanya, and a team…

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Huron Bioblitz

Huron Bioblitz!  June 7, 2014 We were so pleased to work with Ontario Nature to run the first ever Huron Bioblitz.  There is a significant knowledge gap about the presence and number of reptiles and amphibians in Huron County.  Our efforts with the Bioblitz will help fill those gaps, inform the management of the county tracts, and hopefully contribute to their long-term conservation. On Saturday, June 7th, 45 participants and 15 organizers and volunteers worked together to inventory reptiles and amphibians in…

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