Category Archives: Species of the Week

Species of the Week: The Northern Saw-whet Owl

The #SpeciesOfTheWeek this week is the Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus). The Northern Saw-whet Owl is a small owl (about the size of an American Robin) that does not exhibit sexual dimorphism: both males and females are approximately 18-21 cm … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The White-tailed Deer

The White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is our focus for this week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek. An extremely common mammal at Murphys Point, members of the White-tailed Deer population are often spotted by visitors to the park. Although they make for a cool sighting, … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Blue Jay

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata). The Blue Jay is a very recognizable bird with blue plumage on the upper parts and white below. The blue crest on top of the Blue Jay’s head makes it stand … Continue reading

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