This week, we are featuring the Grey Treefrog as our #SpeciesOfTheWeek. As its Latin name (Hyla versicolor) suggests, this species has the ability to change its colour and camouflage to its surroundings. Its colour can vary from grey to green or brown, depending on its surroundings. They are also characterized by the orange skin under their thighs and sticky toe pads which help them to climb. Grey Treefrogs typically live in woodland habitats near water and, true to their name, can be found at the tops of trees. This one here was actually found resting down in the Silver Queen Mine, as it enjoyed the moist environment created by the pools of water down there. They can be found in various other places around the park, most commonly during their breeding season, which lasts from late spring through to early summer. However, outside of their breeding season they tend to be less active and will hide in tree holes, rotten logs, or under bark and leaves.
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MINE TOURS AND OTHER PROGRAMSYes…there will be Silver Queen Mine Tours this summer!The park is planning to have guided tours on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10am. Sundays will feature the regular Open House at the mine (10am to noon). The first tour will be Canada Day (July 1).Registration for all guided tours will open Monday, June 27. Space is limited so you must pre-register at the gatehouse or call 613-267-5060. Registration is not required for the open houses.ALSO!Evening Programs will be Saturday nights, starting in July. The time will change based on our daylight hours.Snake Talks will be every day at 2pm outside the visitor centre, starting Canada Day.Exploration stations, prop tables, and Kids programs will be advertised the week of on our program boards.Stay tuned for a great summer!
For the latest information on COVID-19 precautions and available amenities at Murphys Point (services, facilities, attractions) during the 2022 season, be sure to check https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/murphyspoint.
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