Report a Sighting

An effective public campaign using posters [click image to enlarge]  designed to solicit public reports was launched in 1996 and renewed in 2000 to help determine the distribution of Blanding's turtles in Nova Scotia. Prior to 1996, the only confirmed population of Blanding's turtles in Nova Scotia occurred within Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site (KNP). Thanks to public sighting reports, we have since discovered two additional populations outside the Park. We are still trying to locate additional concentrations of Blanding's turtles in Nova Scotia and can use your help.

If you see a Blanding's turtle:

If you have taken a photo of the turtle or the area in which you saw it, we would appreciate seeing a copy of the photograph.

Become a volunteer

There are many opportunities for people of all ages to get directly involved in Blanding's turtle research and recovery including protecting nests, assisting with population surveys and radio tracking turtles. For more information please visit
the Kejimkujik Area Stewardship Programs website .

If you would like to become involved in the nest protection program, please contact volunteer coordinator Eric Alcorn.

Adopt a Blanding's turtle

Blanding's turtle researchers and KNP staff have teamed up to develop an Adopt-a-Blanding's program to raise funds to support Blanding's turtle recovery. This program is still under development; researchers hope to launch it in summer 2006.