Karla Torres' family witnessed nature up close in June when they saw a snapping turtle laying her eggs in the sand at Stitt Street Park.

Nine stories about nature and animals from 2015

(Above: Karla Torres’ family witnessed nature up close in June when they saw a snapping turtle laying her eggs in the sand at Stitt Street Park.)

One of the greatest things about living in Stittsville is how close we are to nature.  That leads to some unexpected encounters and sometimes even conflict. Here are nine of our favourite stories about nature from the past year. (More “Best of 2015” stories here…)

“OTTER’S” KEY: Breakfast in the Jackson Trails pond

Snapping turtle lays eggs at Stitt Street Park

Rothbourne Road wetland trial begins on a curious note

Kemp Woodland includes trees over two centuries old

Residents question health of Poole Creek wetland

PHOTOS: Black bear near Hazeldean and Jinkinson

PRESERVE, CONNECT, ENJOY: Meet the Friends of the Huntley Highlands

Munster beekeeper wins Awesome Ottawa grant

Turtles hatch at Stitt Street Park!


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