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Ontario Nature  Protecting wild species and wild spaces in Ontario for over 85 years. Download the new Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas App:

http://www.ontarionature.org/connect/blog/your-guide-to-the-updated-ontario-reptile-and-amphibian-atlas-app/

Just in time for #spring, we bring you the new Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app! The apps new features will allow you to easily submit your sightings to the Atlas and track them from anywhere in #Ontario. ⠀

BONUS: the app includes a guide for all 48 species of reptiles and amphibians found in Ontario!⠀

Read more about the apps new features and download by visiting the link in our bio!⠀

#reptiles #amphibians #Ontario #citizenscience #Canada #data #conservation #nature #ONwild #explore #discover #naturelovers #news #herptology #wildlife #environment #technology #app #digital #photography #guide
Photo Credit: Brendan Toews

Today marks #WorldMigratoryBirdDay!🐦 If the passionate debate around #Canada's national bird revealed anything this past year, it's that we as Canadian's have a serious love for birds!⠀
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With this year also marking the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, we take time to reflect on the necessity of building strong #habitat stewardship into policies aimed at protecting #bird species if we want to keep our skies, and our #hearts alive with the sound of bird-song. ⠀
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Read more on the ON blog by clicking the link in our bio!⠀

Photo Credit: Arpad Benedek #TheirFutureIsOurFuture #Migration #fly #nature #protect #speciesatrisk #conservation #Ontario #outdoors

On Saturday we walked together with environmental, Indigenous rights and social justice groups to celebrate those working to make our communities and the planet a better place and focus on our shared values: our concern for each other and our love of the natural world.⠀
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“Many people in our community are alarmed about the state of the world, but the onslaught of disheartening news these days can leave you feeling rather helpless...Yet, there are so many amazing groups and people working to make our community and the planet a better place for everyone. We felt that it is important to come together to celebrate these efforts and re-energize.”⠀
--Julee Boan, Boreal program manager, Ontario Nature⠀

#TBay #ThunderBay #Canada #indigenousrights #environment #takeaction #nature #changemakers

To say that our Sydenham River Nature Reserve is anything less than magical would be doing it a disservice!🍃✨✨⠀

A highlight of our recent visit was finding this massive old Sycamore tree, with a hiding spot fit to fulfill our wildest childhood dreams. 😉⠀

#wonder #nature #wanderlust #river #explore #Sydenham #Ontario #dream #magic #outdoors #environment #protect #conservation #hike #discover #tree #flowers #naturephotography @mec @onenvironment @aecongroupinc @ncc_cnc @tdfef

We visited #QueensPark today to celebrate 15 years of protection for the Oak Ridges Moraine! Double tap to celebrate this #ecological gem with us! 🍃 🎉⠀

Today, the Oak Ridges Moraine and #Greenbelt are threatened by sprawl. Take action today by signing our letter (link in bio) urging the Premier to stop sprawl in these areas for good and help protect our water, nature and communities!⠀

#oakridgesmoraine #ontario #onpoli #Canada #nature #photography #protect #outdoors #conservation #grassroots #smartgrowth #green #toronto #TO #GTA #community #growourgb @ecospark_env @storm_coalition @ongreenbelt

Happy #EarthDay! 🌎 Are you looking for easy ways to help protect our wild species and spaces? Signing up for our Action Alerts makes a world of difference and only takes a moment to subscribe.⠀ We’ll keep you up to date on the latest and most pressing conservation issues and provide you with easy ways to take action for nature.⠀ Visit the link in our bio to subscribe to our Advocates for Nature e-news community!⠀

Over 7,000 people raised their voices by signing our petition to help stop the hunting of snapping turtles in Ontario. Your voices were heard. On Friday March 31, the government announced its decision to terminate the hunt. ⠀

Today we are thankful for your perseverance, thankful to the government for listening and thankful for snapping turtles — those amazing, clunky, long-lived creature who enrich the human experience in so many ways.🐢⠀

Read more on this announcement on the Ontario Nature blog by clicking the link in our bio!⠀

Photo Credit: Jory Mullen⠀
#turtles #snappingturtle #Ontario #onpoli #conservation #news #biodiversity #science #nature #outdoors #speciesatrisk #environment #ecology #biology #wild

During #EarthHour 🌎 we go dark to shine a light on the need for climate action. ⠀

Climate change presents a serious threat to #biodiversity – across the planet and right here at home.⠀

Switch off tonight from 8:30-9:30pm and take action by signing the petition in our bio to demand a #climate adaptation strategy in #Ontario that is fit to address the monumental challenges ahead.⠀
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Photo credit: Diana Troya⠀
#earth #Ontario #climatechange #takeaction #Canada #night #sky #photography #advocacy #conservation #onpoli

Today is the final day to add your voice to help keep our bees buzzing🐝!⠀

Please join us in supporting the phase-out of a harmful pesticide known to be detrimental to the #health of our #pollinators and our #environment!⠀

How? It's simple! Take a moment to sign our petition by visiting the link in our bio!
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Photo credit: Diana Troya
#bees #Ontario #insects #flowers #protect #wild #species #biodiversity #Canada #advocacy #nature #ONWild

#WorldWaterDay💧offers us a chance to reflect on our connection to water and how we can best protect it.⠀

“Grow the Greenbelt to protect vulnerable water supplies” has become a rallying cry for the more than 35,000 Ontarians who wrote to the provincial government demanding greater protection for their water. Will you join them?⠀

Stand up for the Greenbelt today by adding your voice to our petition! (See link in bio)⠀

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Photo Credit: David Coulson⠀
#water #nature #community #takeavtion #onpoli #Greenbelt #OakRidgesMoraine #niagaraescarpment #protect #connect #reflections #green #river #sprawl #urban #development #environment #Ontario

Happy #InternationalDayofForests!🌳🍃Forests can be a magical✨ place for relaxation, exploration and discovery, but there's a lot going on behind the scenes, too! DYK?: Trees are capable of communicating with each other and actually make pretty great parents! ⠀

Discover more things you might not know about trees on the Ontario Nature blog by clicking the link in our bio!⠀

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#trees #communication #nature #green #forests #wildlife #science #habitat #health #explore #discover #fastfacts #Ontario #environment #conservation #photography

Today we celebrate the beginning of #spring🍃 and #WorldFrogDay!🐸 DYK?: The saliva on a frog’s soft, sling shot-like tongue is 50,000 times stickier than human saliva!⠀

Find our top 5 reasons why we love frogs (and why you should, too) on the ON blog by clicking the link in our bio!⠀ Photo credit: Brad Thompson
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#frogs #amphibians #springequinox #Ontario #biology #bodiversity #explore #discover #learn #grow #conservation #green #season #nature #environment

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