Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic


MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Here are a few videos that we have created, or that relate to the activities taking place here at MTRI. Just click on the link to watch or check out our YouTube channel!



MTRI Tour: Here's a video that takes you on a tour through the MTRI facility, introduces you to a few of its staff and volunteers, and gives you a look into what research and living at the station is like!



MTRI French presentation:

Blanding's turtle research:

Canadian Wildlife Federation:

Chimney Swifts Entering Roost at McGowan Lake:

Landbird Species at Risk-

Calls of the Olive Sided Flycatcher:

Calls of the Rusty Blackbird:

Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis Formation:

Monarch Butterfly Emerging from Chrysalis: