Author Archives: Friends of Murphys Point

Species of the Week: Northern Maidenhair Fern

Happy #FernFriday! Our species this week is the Northern Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum). The name derives from its dark, slender stipes (stalks that connect leaf blades to stems) which resemble wisps of a young woman’s hair. Interestingly, the stipes have … Continue reading

Posted in Friends of Murphys Point, Murphys Point, Murphys Point Provincial Park, Species of the Week | Leave a comment

Species of the Week: The Eastern Newt

This week is dedicated to the Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)! Sometimes called the Red-spotted Newt, these amphibians are common at Murphys Point. They go through three life stages — larval, juvenile (when they are known as red eft), and adult. … Continue reading

Posted in Friends of Murphys Point, Murphys Point, Murphys Point Provincial Park, Species of the Week | Leave a comment

Drum-making Workshop 2021

The following post is contributed by Friends of Murphys Point student Lazar Stevanovic. This year, the Friends of Murphys Point Park was honoured to have Helena Neveu host a drum-making workshop series online and in the park.  Helena, Walksfar Woman, … Continue reading

Posted in Friends of Murphys Point, Murphys Point, Murphys Point events, Murphys Point Provincial Park | Leave a comment