Category Archives: Friends of Murphys Point

Species of the Week: The Clouded Sulphur

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice).  The Clouded Sulphur is a species of meadow butterfly that gets its name from its colour which is similar to that of solid sulphur. The life cycle of the Clouded Sulphur … Continue reading

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Species of the week: The Snowshoe Hare

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus)! Named for their large, snowshoe-esque paws, Snowshoe Hares are well-adapted to walking on snow during winter. Their fur also changes colour in winter to blend in better with the snow – … Continue reading

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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

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