Long Point Basin Land Trust was founded in 1996 with a mission to protect and restore functioning ecosystems in the central Carolinian Region. This is accomplished through land ownership, land management and nature stewardship. LPBLT currently protects 10 nature reserves, totaling 671 acres, which provide opportunities for people to connect with nature through hands-on outdoor experiences.
We are so very excited to be launching the new Explore the Outdoors program, which will bring people together to explore and appreciate the amazing natural areas in this region.
All of the events are FREE and open to anyone! However, registration is recommended for attendance at any of the events and will open one month prior to each event. The number of available spaces varies by event and may be limited. Do not forget to bring to the events whatever you need to enjoy your time outdoors – water bottle, hiking boots, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, etc.
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Turtle Nest Protection Workshop
May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
High water levels in the Long Point marshes this year will force many female turtles to search farther afield for dry nesting sites on roadsides or in cottage lawns and gardens. Nests laid in these areas are easy targets for predation by raccoons, skunks and possums.
That’s why the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation is holding a workshop to show cottagers how to build their own nest protection covers when turtles dig nests and lay eggs on their properties. Female turtles are known to return to the same nest sites year after year so if a turtle laid eggs in your garden last year, she’ll probably return this spring.
The nest covers are easy and inexpensive to build based on designs tested successfully at Point Pelee National Park and Presqu’ile Provincial Park. Last year, the LPWBRF teamed up with the Long Point Provincial Park to make turtle nest protection cages available for loan to the public.
You can also help to preserve Long Point’s turtles by watching out for them on our roads and helping them cross to safety, but only when it’s safe for you to do so.