This Dog Vomit Slime Mould (Fuligo septica), our #SpeciesOfTheWeek, was found clinging to a dead tree along the Point Trail. This species is also commonly referred to as the scrambled egg slime due to its yellowish slimy nature. This slime mould is known to travel around damp and wet areas in search of nutrients and for reproduction. They can travel distances of over a meter. The good news is that this slime mould poses no threat to you or your dogs. Unlike regular fungi, slime moulds have no cell walls. Slime moulds, of which there are over 900 species, also inspired the science fiction movie “The Blob” which was released in 1958. Overall, Dog Vomit Slime Mould is certainly an interesting species to find while hiking one of the many trails at Murphys Point.
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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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