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Science & NatureNatureTurtle fence on Dwyer Hill Road

Turtle fence on Dwyer Hill Road

by Edith Cody-Rice

Have you wondered what the workmen have been doing recently on Dwyer Hill Road, installing a wire fence in the ditch on both sides of the road? Well, that is a turtle fence to protect the Blanding’s Turtle, a threatened species. It is being installed by the City of Ottawa at a cost of $700,000 to prevent the turtles being killed by vehicles on the road. Read the full story here.

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A Blanding’s Turtle in Ottawa this summer.

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