Category Archives: Species of the Week

Species of the Week: The Pearly Wood-Nymph

This week is dedicated to the Pearly Wood-Nymph! Like its close cousin, the Beautiful Wood-Nymph, these nocturnal moths are members of the genus Eudryas and can be seen in flight at Murphys Point between June and August. Curiously, both have … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Northern Map Turtle

This week’s species of the week is the Northern Map Turtle! These turtles get their name from the lines that make up a map-like pattern on their shell. If you’re in the park, you might get to see one basking … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Barred Owl

This week we’re taking a closer look at a member of the owl family that calls Murphys Point home, the Barred Owl! These, mostly nocturnal, predators are well known to campers because of their uniquely expressive hooting hoo hoo ho-ho, … Continue reading

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