All aflutter at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden in Dundas
Although this summer’s abundant rainfall has caused the flowering plants in the Urquhart Butterfly Garden to grow taller and in greater abundance, Joanna Chapman, the garden’s founder, doesn’t believe they are attracting any greater numbers of butterflies. Sightings can be unpredictable and require patience, but spotting up to 12 different species a day is not unusual. Visitors to the garden located on Cootes Drive at Centennial Park in Dundas are reminded to bring their cameras and encouraged to enter the annual Urquhart Butterfly Garden Photo Contest that runs until Labour Day. For more information check the website: urquhartbutterfly.com
Left: A Viceroy butterfly on a butterfly bush in the Urquhart Butterfly Garden. Below: A Red Spotted Purple butterfly
Above: A Question Mark butterfly on a purple cone flower Above right: A Red Admiral butterfly Right: Bee Bomb is backlit as the sun sets on the Urquhart Butterfly Garden.
Above: A Common Evening Brown butterfly Below: A Red Spotted Purple with its wings open