I got a picture of this Giant Swallowtail butterfly today (August 1, 2016)), a species I had never seen before. So again, something unusual has popped up at Curve Lake!  I did some reading and these butterflies are moving northward. Reports thus far say that they are now found at Point Pelee and the northernmost report is from Ottawa.

David Beaucage Johnson

Note: Giant Swallowtails are a newcomer to the Kawarthas, too, and now appear to be well established. D.M.

Giant Swallowtail - David Beaucage Johnson - Aug. 1, 2016

Giant Swallowtail at Curve Lake – David Beaucage Johnson – Aug. 1, 2016

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.