Category Archives: Murphys Point

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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Species of the Week: Dog Vomit Slime Mould

This Dog Vomit Slime Mould (Fuligo septica), our #SpeciesOfTheWeek, was found clinging to a dead tree along the Point Trail. This species is also commonly referred to as the scrambled egg slime due to its yellowish slimy nature. This slime … Continue reading

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