Presentation on theme: "Construction, existing road, future 407 Hwy East Link and impacts on wildlife (Turtle crossing route – Hancock Rd., around the Black Creek Bridge (not."— Presentation transcript:
Construction, existing road, future 407 Hwy East Link and impacts on wildlife (Turtle crossing route – Hancock Rd., around the Black Creek Bridge (not under the bridge) – movement from W to E through on-land link) Photo was taken July 29, 2009, day after I have returned from hospital after my encounter with wasps; left- painted turtle; right-actual site, almost all was cleaned up by crows following day. Hwy 2 View from the Black Creek E W No. 1 Road kill-details –next 2 pages
Details Name: Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Plastron : yellowish, with red bars; length 12 cm (4 ¾); width 8 cm (3 1/8) Carapace: blackish… Found at 24:30, July 28, 2009 (on my way from hospital) Photo taken July 29, 2009 (Most of the specimen remains in my freezer for record)
Black Creek, Hancock Rd. Route around north bank of Black Creek to where???
Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Found July 27 on Hancock Rd.- south of Black Creek Bridge –was moved by me to the ditch to which it was aiming to go; there was no time to take details of site. It was very heavy, approximately 20 long. When I returned to site to take photos, it was hiding n reeds trail reeds No. 2
Wood turtle found dead at the same spot – near the Black Creek, on Hancock Rd., Courtce, last year, July 2008 and moved to the ditch by me. When I have returned to site to collect remains, there was nothing left. It was strange death –beheading and limb injury caused by what? No.3 It makes me sick to find these and other creatures dead on my way home. There is a lot of empty talk on preservation, conservation and rehabilitation, but in reality nothing is being done. On the contrary, more plans for destruction of nature are planned. This is just turtle story, not to mention other wildlife.