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A Busy Five Weeks!

Explore some of our work highlights since the end of May to July 1st.

Jenna, Landscape and Wildlife Field Technician, holding a foxsnake on Georgian Bay.
Angel, Conservation and Cultural Programs Assistant, in the field with Magnetawan First Nation staff Terry Jones during their turtle research.
Recording an eastern newt found in a local vernal pond.
Heather, Landscape and Wildlife Field Technician, holds a stinkpot turtle.
Tianna, Lands and Wildlife Program Manager, and Stacey, Conservation Communications and Outreach Coordinator, identifying a species of fly bee mimic in a vial during a joint bioblitz with Magnetawan Watershed Land Trust
GBAY’s summer team.
Township of Georgian Bay roads staff learning how to handle Jiiman, our educational Foxsnake, during a Species-at-Risk training session for public works and other municipal staff
Youth participate in a GBB and Georgian Bay Youth Climate Collective shoreline clean-up.
Some of the Lands & Water team on Georgian Bay.
Emma, Summer Outreach Assistant, holds a Blanding’s Turtle during egg rescue.
Community gardens growing in Port Severn. A portion of all produce is donated to local food program.s
Geneviève from Quebec’s Mont Saint-Hilaire Biosphere helping with a road ecology survey.
Can you spot the monarch caterpillar in our office native wildflower garden?
The team finalizing the State of the Bay report, being released this month!
Collecting turtle eggs in partnership with Moose Deer Point First Nation staff Tristyn and Jonah. 
Measuring a salamander during the Amphibian Bioblitz. Photo: Chevaun Toulouse.
The Lands and Waters Team spots a mourning warbler during Breeding Bird Surveys.
Some of the staff team went strawberry ~ odemin picking together.
A local bakery notified us of a snapping turtle laying eggs on their property in a construction zone. We were able to rescue 55 of her eggs!
Angela holds a salamander and shows participants at the Amphibian Bioblitz.
Volunteer Kallie helps care for our snapping turtle and foxsnake reptile ambassadors weekly.
Tianna, Lands and Wildlife Programs Manager, with Magnetawan Watershed Land Trust staff during our joint bioblitz.
Leading a container gardening workshop in partnership with the Township of Georgian Bay and Baxter Ward Lions Club.
Angela, Landscape Conservation Programs Coordinator identifying larval amphibians during a joint bioblitz with Magnetawan Watershed 
Land Trust.
GBB staff Angela and Stacey, along with Leah, volunteer with Moose Deer Point First Nation, collecting at-risk turtle eggs.
Hosting our first Community Seed Swap! Over 40 participants took home free vegetable plants and seeds.
Jenna holds another foxnsake!
Measuring a stinkpot as part of turtle research.
Joseph Pitawankwat teaching plant medicines to Parry Sound High School students. The Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth made this opportunity possible.
GBB staff conducting snake cover board surveys with Brian Craig during a visit to Long Point Biosphere Reserve
Recording species at the Bioblitz
Tianna talking turtles and how we can help local populations on the morning radio show in Parry Sound.
Jenna visiting a local classroom with Miki, our snapping turtle education ambassador.
Introduction to Beekeeping Course at the Biosphere hives.
Macy helping to conduct reptile research as part of a research partnership with Laurentian University.
Members of the Georgian Bay Youth Climate Collective meet at the GBB office
Our Consulting Service Generations Effects offered a training session for road construction and maintenance. Pictured here is Jenna (GBB) and members of Townshio of The Archipelago, Tatham Engineering and Duncor.
Can’t help but find reptiles at the Amphibian Bioblitz!
Staff pose with thousands of bulbs and vegetable seeds donated by No Frills for our garden programs.
Having fun at the Parry Sound High School Pow Wow.
A snapping turtle being recorded as part of the GBB + Laurentian University reptile study.
Planting milkweed with Humphrey School students.
Map turtle laying eggs.
Angela holding a Midland Painted Turtle during a joint bioblitz with Magnetawan Watershed Land Trust.
The Georgian Bay Anshinaabek Youth (GBAY) Team delivers training to Killbear Provincial Park staff.
GBB got the chance to spend the day with Magnetawan First Nation’s field team and help with their turtle research.
Rain or shine staff are out on bikes doing road ecology surveys.
Stacey, Conservation Communications and Outreach Coordinator, holds a vial with a fly bee mimic
Sabrina, Master’s Student from Laurentian University, marks a turtle as part of her research study.
Jiimaan the foxsnake, our reptile education ambassador for the summer.
Some of the staff team during training on Huckleberry Island.
Youth participate in a GBB and Georgian Bay Youth Climate Collective shoreline clean-up.
Launching our consulting social enterprise Generations Effect.
A car full of vegetable plant deliveries for our gardening programs.
Blanding’s Turtle found on the road during surveys. Always keep your eyes out for turtles when driving and when it is safe to do so, help them cross the road safely.
Planting a community garden plot in Parry Sound. This plot’s produce will be donated to local food programs.
Erika, Field Technician, benthic monitoring (water quality testing) on Little Otter Lake with Seguin Township staff.
Getting ready to begin the Turtle Egg Ceremony, to welcome the hatchlings into our care and have them start their next stage as good as we can.

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