WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE SECOND YEAR OF EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS!
What you need to know:
– Events are FREE
– Registration is required
– Registration opens one more in advance for each event
– Remember to bring what you need to enjoy your time outdoors – water bottle, hiking boots, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, etc.
We look forward to seeing you!
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Turtle Nest Protection Workshop
May 25, 2019 @ 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.