l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Rescued midland painted turtle and release 2011/12

My husband picked this girl up off the side of the road. Laying upside down after being hit at some point by a car and left to die. She was alive and quite feisty when he picked her up.As you can see she has a damaged carapas by her head. But what you can't see was the plasteron was cracked as well. She was cared for by Kawartha turtle trauma center and spent 11 months with them. She lay 8 little eggs there but unfortunatly they did not survive. However out of the 1000 eggs laid by injured and extracted from dead turtles,350 little babes survived to be released this year. They do incredible work there and are very caring folks. They are desparatly in need of a new bigger building as the word has gotten out that they are there. So far the only turtle hospital in Ontario. They now have 7 triage veterinarians who have been trained and are volunteering their time to stabilize injured turtles in Ontario. Amazing. Turtles are not always dead when hit. And if they are dead,and they have eggs. Those can be taken and incubated. So please do not just pass by these poor things lying on the side of the road,check them out,if they are dead ,still call the KTTC. That turtle may have precious eggs withing her that the center can take,you may not be able to save mom but you may be able to save many babes from within her. You can reach the KTTC at: 705-741-5000 visit their web site at: www.kawarthaturtle.org

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