Category Archives: Murphys Point Provincial Park

Species of the Week: The Common Raccoon

 Our species this week is the Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor). Easily recognized, the Common Raccoon boasts a distinctive ringed-tail and facial markings that resemble a black mask. They are also characterized by their extremely dexterous front paws, which allow them … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Northern Red-bellied Snake

This week we are going to spend a year in the life of the Northern Red-bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata). This snake is distributed throughout southern Canada and the eastern United States with the northern and southern extremities of their range … Continue reading

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Species of The Week: The Wild Turkey

Just in time for the forthcoming holiday, this week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), As you likely know, turkeys are generally known for their large fan of colourful tail feathers, which the adult males (toms) display. These tail … Continue reading

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