Turtles Species Identification

Ontario is home to eight species of turtle, seven of which are at risk.

The three most common turtle species in the Ottawa region are the Blanding’s, Painted and Snapping.

Blanding's Turtle

The Blanding’s Turtle has a distinct yellow neck and domed shell.

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

2013-06 Painted Turtle 500 px logo

Painted Turtle