CANCELLED—Turtles at Petrie Island
Turtle basking at Petrie Island.
We are very sorry to have to cancel this walk. Because of the high rainfall, the Ottawa River is very high, and the island is flooded. Please join us next year for a walk to see the Petrie Island turtles.
Note: This walk will go ahead only if the water level of the Ottawa River recedes sufficiently. As of Apr 22, the island is completely under water. Please check the website after May 3 to confirm that conditions will permit us to go on the island.
This year's walk on Petrie Island will focus on the turtles living here and the work being done to protect turtle habitat on the island and in the surrounding wetlands. We'll be viewing basking turtles and turtle nesting sites.
Learn more about the turtles and turtle habitat of Petrie Island at www.petrieisland.org/naturetour/turtles.htm, including a charming slideshow by Jim Robertson featuring the Petrie Island turtle population.