Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app

Spring is here!!! Well…according to the calendar anyway! Soon enough, the snow and ice will melt, and as it does, many of our resident turtles, salamanders, snakes and frogs will emerge from their hibernacula and begin their summer’s wandering.

Blanding's turtle

Blanding’s turtle photo used under Creative Commons, courtesy of batwrangler (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40008040@N00/566985514/)

As many of you may already know, Ontario Nature has a Reptile and Amphibian Atlas underway. They need all the eyes that are out there to contribute to this important dataset. This time around, not only can you contribute on their website and using paper forms, but now there’s a handy app available for iPhones and Androids!

Check it out, at the Ontario Nature website: http://www.ontarionature.org/protect/species/app.php

More information about the herpetofaunal atlas (including links to their other methods for contributing) is also on their website, at http://www.ontarionature.org/protect/species/herpetofaunal_atlas.php