Here are a couple of interesting butterfly and moth notes from June 16 and 18 from Blair Hamilton. “I have fenced off two small patches of my front lawn where I have a lot of American Lady larva on some Pussy Toes and might forget and cut them when I do the lawn. I also have my first Black Swallowtail caterpillar on the dill and parsley I planted this year. I hope it is one of many. Finally, I saw a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth caterpillar on one of my Arrow-wood shrubs. What a beauty!”

Blair does a lot of native plant gardening. He recommends several websites run by Carole Browne such as

Location: Pigeon Lake
Observer: Blair Hamilton

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.