I saw a Giant Swallowtail today just off of Birchview Road, about three kilometres east of McCracken’s Landing on Stony Lake. The butterfly looked rather ragged with a large part of its left hindwing missing. According to the NatureList Google Group for eastern Ontario, the first Giant Swallowtail caterpillar ever for the Ottawa area was discovered just yesterday. It was feeding on Prickly Ash. It was found 4km SW of North Gower Ontario N45 04.902 W75 42.019

Location: Birchview Road near Stony Lake
Observer: Drew Monkman

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.