WPC Freshwater Turtle Project 2012
Turtlers Jonny and Ashley have tuned in to their inner competitive streak, and it is not pretty. Within 36 hours upon entering the trailer, almost everything has turned into a competition. Who will catch the most turtles? Who will collect the most nests? Who will find the most ticks crawling on their bodies? All will be recorded. All will be tallied. The Turtle Games are on!
Jonny graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology (2007) and a Masters in Landscape Architecture (2011) both from the University of Guelph. His MLA thesis was focused identifying habitat corridors for Massasauga Rattlesnakes in a fragmented landscape. Jonathan has conducted herpetofauna surveys for endangered reptiles across southern Ontario and has worked on COSEWIC Status Reports on the Butler’s Gartersnake, the Massasauga Rattlesnake and the Milksnake. His interests include urban herpetology, landscape ecology and conservation biology. His overarching goal is to combine his training in landscape architecture and biology to design landscapes where our herpetofauna populations are restored and reconnected.
Ashley holds a Masters in Biology from the University of Guelph. She is interested in conservation biology and loves working with wildlife.