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For information about amenities at Murphys Point (services, facilities, attractions) during the 2023 season, be sure to check https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/murphyspoint.
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Author Archives: Friends of Murphys Point
Species of the Week: The Eastern White Cedar
Our #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis). This tree also has another fitting name in Latin, “Arborvitae” which means tree of life. In 1536, the crew of famous explorer Jacques Cartier was cured from scurvy by drinking tea … Continue reading
Species of the Week: The Groundhog
This week, our #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Groundhog (Marmota monax). Also known as Woodchuck, Marmot, or Whistle-pigs, these weather-predicting mammals are members of the squirrel family! The Indigenous name for Groundhogs is “wuchak” which roughly translates to “the digger”. So the … Continue reading
Species of the Week: The White-breasted Nuthatch
This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis), a bird you’ve probably seen hanging out at your birdfeeder this winter! These birds are quite common in North America, and along with Black-capped Chickadees, are very likely to come close … Continue reading