This summer, throughout May, June, July and August, Quetico Foundation’s Student Summer Research Program team and our biology intern team studied invasive species, monitored songbirds, studied blister-resistant white pines, as well as ecosystem and aquatic ecology monitoring! This year marks the 20th anniversary of our Student Summer Research Program and the 10th anniversary of the Biology Intern program!

The students had a great time, discovered and studied quite a few species and had the chance to study and explore a diversity of habitats in Quetico’s wilderness.

Check out this photo blog:

Group photo! Summer Student Research Group and Biology Interns, Credit: Hannah KoslowskyKiara paddling Sturgeon Lake. Credit: Hannah KoslowskyLoons in the rain on Fern Lake.Western painted turtles in Stanton Bay.Dragonflies emerging.Catching frogs to swab for diseaseFound a central newt to swabTy found a baby snapping turtle on Basswood LakeGreat snapping turtle close up. Snapping turtle populations are declining in Ontario. Snapping turtles are a species at risk.Ty and western painted turtle or "Hey, photograph me with this great student from the Student Summer Research Program team"Start of Trip 3 to collect songbird metersHannah organizing the traps for the next lakeBrigitte with the first rusty crayfishStorm blowing in with rainbow, Pickerel NarrowsRiver otter in creek off Fern LakeGroup shot at our first campsite on BasswoodJuvenile Bald Eagle in Stanton BayBald eagle hanging out. Bald eagle populations are recovering from being decimated and nearly wiped-out in the 1960's and 1970's but remain listed as a species at risk in Ontario.Brigitte checking out the beautiful wilderness at Pickerel Lakea white admiral butterfly visits the canoeistsgreat blue heronenjoying a Quetico sunsetA fantastic group photo, Summer Student Research Group and Biology Interns, Credit: Hannah Koslowsky

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All photos provided by Hannah Koslowsky on behalf of Quetico Foundation’s Student Summer Research Team and Biology Interns