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Butterfly Walk in the Western Greenbelt, July 9

 

BUTTERFLY WALK IN THE WESTERN GREENBELT

Saturday, July 9, 8:30 a.m. to noonLeader: Michael Olsen

Meet: 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre, at the northeast corner of the parking lot near Pizza Pizza just off Richmond Road
or
9 a.m. Old Quarry Trail parking lot (just south of the intersection of Eagleson and Robertson/Hazeldean in Kanata)

Stony Swamp and the western Greenbelt can be great places to find butterflies in Ottawa. We will search in some of the fields and along some of the trails in the area. Many species (20 to 30), including native breeding species and migrants such as Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary, Mourning Cloak, Eastern Tailed Blue, Summer Azure, Northern Pearly-Eye, Eyed Brown, Peck’s Skipper, have been found there.

Bring insect repellent, lunch and water. The outing will be cancelled in the event of rain.