Category Archives: Friends of Murphys Point

Species of the Week: Pumpkinseed

As pumpkin season comes to a close, we thought it would only be appropriate to discuss our jack-o-lantern-named friend, the Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus). Although Pumpkinseeds are a native species, they almost look out of place in our waters with their … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The American Toad

Just in time for Halloween, our #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus). Toads are often recognized as a symbol for Halloween due to their association with witches and their “warty” skin. You’ve probably even heard the age-old myth that … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The American Crow

This week we’re looking at the American Crow. Their scientific name, Corvus brachyrhynchos, comes from Ancient Greek — it translates to ‘short-billed crow.’ Interestingly, a group of Crows found together is called a ‘murder.’ Crows live in family groups that … Continue reading

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