Discover Mud-puppies!

Join CPAWS Ottawa Valley and special guest, Dr. Fred Schuler for a fascinating excusion and talk on Mudpuppies on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Oxford Mills, Ontario. According to Wikipedia, the common mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of salamander in the genus Necturus. They live an entirely aquatic lifestyle in the eastern part of North America in lakes, rivers, and ponds. Mudpuppies are nocturnal creatures, and only come out during the day if the water in which they live is murky. Their diets consist of almost anything they can get in their mouths, including insects, earthworms, mollusks, and annelids.

Meet at the Brigadoon Restaurant in Oxford Mills (second floor reception room)

Time: 7:00 PM to approximately 9:00PM

Dr. Schuler will introduce us to this unique creature during a short presentation at the restaurant, following which we will head outdoors to explore a local creek for evidence of these nocturnal animals. 

Please wear waterproof footwear if you wish to wade into the very shallow water (regular rubber boots will do) and bring a flashlight. CPAWS will provide snacks and refreshments before and after the excursion. Children are welcome!

Cost: A donation of about $5.00 per person would be appreciated for the animation of this evening. 

For more information or to register, please contact Jesse Lever at or by phone at 819-778-3355.