Adrin Willems, a self-described nature nut, was at Heartland Forest on Saturday talking to visitors about the importance of turtles. Nine different species of turtles can be found in Ontario. TONY RICCIUTO / Niagara Falls Review / Postmedia Network

Turtles need to be protected

Adrin Willems credits his interest in nature, and more specifically turtles, for keeping him busy and staying out of trouble when he was a youngster.