Category Archives: Murphys Point Provincial Park

Species of the Week: The Tardigrade

For this species of the week, we’re going into the tiny world of micro-animals! Tardigrades, also known as “water bears,” are less than half a millimeter long and live their lives in the thin films of water clinging to mosses … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Dot-tailed Whiteface

This week, our featured species is the Dot-tailed Whiteface! Pictured here, a male prominently shows off his eponymous white face and yellow dot, near the end of his abdomen. Like all dragonflies, Dot-tailed Whitefaces belong to the Order known as … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Pearly Wood-Nymph

This week is dedicated to the Pearly Wood-Nymph! Like its close cousin, the Beautiful Wood-Nymph, these nocturnal moths are members of the genus Eudryas and can be seen in flight at Murphys Point between June and August. Curiously, both have … Continue reading

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