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  • Three Invasive Red-eared Slider Turtles Caught at Skaha Lake Park
    It’s a new personal best! Three feral Red-eared Sliders caught in less than an hour!   Three Red-eared Sliders were removed from the pond at Skaha Lake Park in Penticton on July 8, 2023 and […]
  • 2022 Turtle Survey Results
      Red-eared Slider Turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) are an invasive species in the southern regions of British Columbia. Kept as pets in BC since the 1960s, Red-eared Sliders are often released into the wild or […]
  • Fall Turtles 2022
    This year the turtles are out late. The daytime temperatures are still warm enough that the turtles are coming out to bask in large numbers. The forecast for this week is warm and sunny and […]
  • Red-Eared Slider Turtle Caught at Kasugai Gardens
    This feral Red-Eared Slider was caught at Kasugai Gardens City Park on July 27th, 2019. The garden is located across the street from Okanagan Lake in downtown Kelowna. The turtle, which is an invasive species, […]
  • Red-Eared Slider Turtle Caught at Shannon Lake
    This Red-Eared Slider was spotted at Shannon Lake Regional Park, West Kelowna on May 26th, 2018 by Brendan Schlamp while volunteering with the Peachland Sportsmen’s Association at the Go Fish Program. He shared his pictures […]
  • Okanagan Western Painted Turtles threatened by non-native species (
    Segment Featured in Global Okanagan News: “The Western painted turtle is indigenous to the Okanagan and is listed as ‘at-risk.’ The reptile’s threat is heightened when people release red-eared slider turtles and other non-native species into […]