I was thrilled to find this Silver-bordered Fritillary at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, especially since I’ve never seen one of these beautiful butterflies before! Submitted by Lois McNaught.
I watched this stunning Monarch butterfly sunning itself on the Sedum! Submitted by Kathy Pickering.
“THISTLE ,OH THISTLE, WOULD YOU HELP ME ON MY FLIGHT SOUTH?” – Gordon Harris saw this butterfly getting ready for that big flight south.
Our 9 year old Shih-Poo, Callie, wants the butterfly to play with her! Submitted by Becky MacDonald.
I visited the Urquhart Butterfly Garden in Dundas recently and found this American Painted Lady Butterfly with its feeding tube deep inside the centre of a flower. Submitted by Joseph Hollick.
We caught this Yellow Swallowtail drinking nectar from the blue lobelia this morning. Submitted by Pat Dickinson of Waterdown.
“I was working in the yard when this Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly decided to land just a few inches away and pose for a photo,” writes Mike Goodwin. “Good thing I had my phone in my pocket to capture a quick snap before it fluttered away”.
“The weather outside may be frightful but inside at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory it’s warm and toasty”, writes Frances Maas. “That’s were I found this beautiful Julia (Dryas iulia) gazing down at me”.