This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos). Commonly found throughout the park, they get their name from a dark marginal patch containing light crescents on their hindwing. Pearl Crescents are commonly mistaken for Northern Crescents, as they were considered the same species until quite recently. Pearl Crescents do, however, have more black markings on their hindwings in comparison to Northern Crescents, which have more orange. A fun fact about the Pearl Crescent is that three different generations of this butterfly emerge every year in Ontario! This Pearl Crescent was spotted near the McParlan House, so be sure to keep an eye out when hiking along Hogg Bay!
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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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