Category Archives: Species of the Week

Species of the Week: European Frog-bit

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the European Frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae).  European Frog-bit is an aquatic plant native to the old world (Europe, and parts of Asia and Africa). It was brought from Europe to the Experimental Farm in Ottawa in 1932, … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Northern Ribbon Snake

Our #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Northern Ribbon Snake. Often found near marshes, lakes, and ponds, the Northern Ribbon Snake is frequently spotted here at Murphys Point near the Park Store on the shores of Loon Lake. It makes sense that we … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Pearl Crescent

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos). Commonly found throughout the park, they get their name from a dark marginal patch containing light crescents on their hindwing. Pearl Crescents are commonly mistaken for Northern Crescents, as they were … Continue reading

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