Category Archives: Murphys Point Provincial Park

Species of the Week: The Monarch Butterfly

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Monarch (Danaus plexippus). The Monarch is one of the most famous and popular species of butterflies, known for their bright orange coloration, with black lines and white spots, as well as their migration from Canada/United … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Red Fox

Our #SpeciesOfTheWeek this week is the Red Fox. Interestingly enough, its scientific name (Vulpes vulpes) actually translates to “fox fox”. A masterful predator, the Red Fox’s agility allows it to reach speeds of nearly 50 kilometres an hour and leap … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The American Mink

This week we are looking closely at the American Mink (Neogale vison). Plentiful at Murphys Point, these semi-aquatic carnivores primarily eat rodents, fish, crustaceans, frogs, and birds. Despite being active throughout the year, they are mostly nocturnal and not seen … Continue reading

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