The uncommon but relatively widespread Blanding’s Turtle is a medium-sized turtle with a bright yellow throat and an obvious domed shell. The dark domed upper shell is speckled with numerous faint yellow markings and the black and yellow under-shell is hinged, allowing it to partially close. Blanding’s Turtle
Restoring Lands, One Seed At A Time – A Spotlight on New Jersey Tea, Wild Lupine, Butterfly Milkweed
By Emily Ratch, Stewardship and Outreach Technician
Over the past 6 months, some of the LPBLT nature reserves have undergone major restoration efforts, including logging of monoculture pine plantations, prescribed burns to
This month we are proud to share some of our latest ecosystem restoration highlights!
Oak Savanna Restoration at Trout Creek Nature Reserve
The restoration work at Trout Creek Nature Reserve has continued full steam ahead, and we’re excited to share the progress on its transformation from a monoculture plantation to
Species of the Month – Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
By Brianne Curry, Outreach and Fund Development Manager
Although not uncommon across North America, the Black Oak (Quercus velutina) is relatively uncommon in Ontario. Here in Southwestern Ontario, we are actually in the northernmost range of the species. Most of the
Here are just a few snapshots from another successful year at LPBLT.
In early 2022, we celebrated our 13th nature reserve with the Acquisition of the Stackhouse Forest Sanctuary. Thank you to all of our supporters for helping to protect this pristine piece of Carolinian Forest!
Plus, we continued to
Norfolk County, ON (January 12, 2023)
Rick Levick of Long Point is the new Executive Director of the Long Point Basin Land
Trust following the resignation of Kristyn Richardson, who will be joining the Nature
Conservancy of Canada as the Program Director for Southwestern Ontario.
Rick is well known
The brumating Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)
By Emily Ratch, Stewardship & Outreach Technician
Winter is a very deceptive season. At a glance, it seems like not much is happening in the natural world; it’s almost like nature is put on pause. But behind the scenes, life is still thriving –
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
By David Agro, Director
Read Sandhill Crane Part 1 (published in January 2022) here!
With early winter comes one of Long Point’s better spectacles, the arrival of the cranes. Just yesterday I was stopped along Front Road watching some 2000 cranes as they flew across the
Norfolk County, ON (November 17, 2022)
This fall, Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT) and local contractors will be working to thin conifer plantations at the Trout Creek Nature Reserve property to encourage the regeneration of natural oak woodland habitat. Trees being removed include invasive Scots Pine as
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
By: Emily Ratch
Stewardship and Outreach Technician
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is a native butterfly to eastern North America, including southern Ontario. This common butterfly has a wingspan of around 3 to 5 inches. Males are typically yellow with black stripes, and females are