Giant Swallowtail on phlox - Tim Dyson

Giant Swallowtail on phlox – Tim Dyson

The number of Giant Swallowtails in the area has increased greatly in the last week or so. Yesterday we had two Giants on the same Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) in our garden in Lakefield. I also saw two more earlier in the day in the south of the county. And, the day before yesterday, I saw three on the Trans-Canada Trail section between Base and David Fife Lines. That same day my son had one in his yard on Burnham Peterborough.

Tony Bigg, Lakefield

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.