Apr 132018

Click here to see a compilation of sightings updated to January, 2018 of fauna of Jack Lake (Apsley, Ontario) and its watershed.  Baseline information has been obtained from published books which delineate the distribution of various amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fishes, insects, mammals, molluscs, and reptiles. Additional information has been derived from the Jack Lake Strategic Plan, MNR records, the Ontario Herptofaunal Atlas,the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas,and reported observations by Jack Lake residents and members of the Peterborough Field Naturalists. I am also grateful to Drew Monkman, Martin Parker,and Bob Bowles for their assistance in providing additional information from their records and archives.  Steve Kerr, Jack’s Lake Association

Blanding’s Turtle – Rick Stankiewicz

Jan 152017

I recently had the opportunity to update our atlas of Jack Lake fauna with data and observations from 2016 (LINK).  Since this project was initiated in 2013, we (97 individuals have reported information on sightings) have compiled more than 3,000 records involving 488 species (including 26 species at risk).  This is intended to be an ongoing project and I will be seeking the assistance of Jack Lakers again in 2017.

Steven J. Kerr, Director – Environment, Jack Lake Association

NOTE: Jack Lake is located about 45 minutes north of Peterborough, ON, on the Canadian Shield.

Common Loon (Karl Egressy)

Snapping Turtle – Rick Stankiewicz