CRCA Presentation to Explain How Reptiles & Amphibians Survive Winter

Published on: 2019/10/09 - in News

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority will be hosting a special presentation for all ages about the reptile and amphibian species who are able to survive our harsh winter temperatures.

Kenny Ruelland from the Reptile and Amphibian Advocacy project will be on hand to explain how reptiles and amphibians have adapted to survive winters through brumation, a hibernation-like state. Founded in 2015, the Kingston-based Reptile and Amphibian Advocacy project is dedicated to contributing to the conservation of native reptiles and amphibians in Ontario.

This event takes place at 1pm on Sunday, October 20 at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area Outdoor Centre. The cost for the presentation is $4 per person, which includes the gate fee, and pre-registration is required at CRCA’s online-services page.

The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located on Division Street just two kilometres north of Highway 401. Entry fees are: $5 per person for adults and children over 12, and $3.50 per person for children 12 and under, to a maximum fee of $15 per car. Annual passes are available for $85 per year. We accept cash, tap enabled debit cards and tap and chip credit cards at the gate.

More information can be found at the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority website.

Photo – Northern leopard frogs: Ryan Hodnett (cc)