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Hibernating snakes – Part 1
In this short video, lead biologist Jonathan Choquette, Lead Biologist of the Ojibway Prairie Reptile Recovery Program in the Windsor/Essex area of Ontario, talks about our artificial hibernacula – burrows used by snakes for hibernation. See the different parts that make up an artificial hibernaculum, and how we install them in the field.
Hibernating snakes – Part 2
In this video, Kelly Antaya, field technician for the Ojibway Prairie Reptile Recovery program in the Windsor-Chatham area of Ontario, uses a borescope camera to check on the eastern garter snakes hibernating in one of our artificial hibernaculum.
Pacific Parklands | Nature Connections Webinar Series
Clinging to Survival: Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly
Join Michelle Polley, WPC’s Endangered Species Technician, and learn more about how WPC and our partners are working to save the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly, in this webinar from Pacific Parklands.
Lambton Wildlife Virtual Series
WPC’s Lead Biologist Jonathan Choquette discusses his activities to save the endangered massasauga rattlesnake in southwestern Ontario in this Lambton Wildlife Virtual Series.
The Hidden World of Spotted Frogs
WPC’s Endangered Species Technician Michelle MacKenzie, joined Pacific Parklands Foundation in this interactive webinar to discuss the Oregon spotted frog – the most endangered frog in Canada. Learn about the breeding and rearing program and the efforts to save this wetland gem from disappearing. Get answers to such questions as: How do you tell a female frog from a male frog? Where does a tadpole’s tail go?
WPC’s Conservation Programs Director
WPC’s Conservation Programs Director Jessica Steiner discusses her career path, the importance of WPC’s work, and the skills young leaders need today to make a conservation impact in this Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity podcast.
Recipe for Recovery – Bumble Bees
Learn how our pollinator teams collect bumble bee queens for laboratory research that is saving at-risk pollinators.
Recipe for Recovery – Massasauga rattlesnake surveys
Learn how our field teams find massasauga rattlesnakes and collect important information about them.
Trapping wild loggerhead shrikes
Learn how our field teams trap wild birds to band and release them for the monitoring program.
Overwintering Oregon spotted frogs
Take a look at the overwintering tubs at the Oregon spotted frog conservation breeding facility.
Searching for shrikes
Lead Biologist Hazel Wheeler shows you what it’s like to search for shrikes in the field.
Headstarting western painted turtles
Take a look at the head starting program at our western painted turtle conservation breeding facility.
Releasing Taylor’s checkerspot caterpillars
Our field teams show you how they release tiny caterpillars into the wild to recover the declining population.
Integrating In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation Initiatives:
A One Plan Approach to at-risk bumble bee conservation
Presented by Genevieve Rowe, WPC Lead Biologist for the 5th North American Congress for Conservation Biology, July 2020