Category Archives: Species of the Week

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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Species of the Week: The Eastern Newt

This week is dedicated to the Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)! Sometimes called the Red-spotted Newt, these amphibians are common at Murphys Point. They go through three life stages — larval, juvenile (when they are known as red eft), and adult. … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Io Moth

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Io Moth (Automeris io). This wide-ranging moth can be found from Costa Rica and up the eastern seaboard to southern Quebec. They are generalists that can adapt to a wide variety of habitats, including deciduous … Continue reading

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