A Blanding's turtle is a semi-aquatic turtle, and is considered to be an endangered species throughout much of its range.
Our famous stinkpot turtle. Gilligan lives at Scales Nature Park in Orillia. photo-Jeff Hathaway
Tree and Shrub Swamp
Walk through these habitats and you may lose your boots in the thick mucky soils. Photo: Wasyl Bakowsky
Habitats where water stands in a forest for more than 2 months of the year
Open water areas with floating and emergent vegetation. 85% of these are beaver controlled in this region.