Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Urquhart Butterfly Garden: Summer Series and Competition

Clouded Sulphur 2016 Photo by Michelle Sharp

We love sharing pollinator-supportive events in our community, so we are excited to let you know about the free Summer series at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden.

The series kicks off on Saturday July 15 with Matt Mills leading a Guided Butterfly & Bird Identification Walk.  Matt is an experienced naturalist, with a vast store of knowledge and an engaging manner.

The Garden is humming with life, “I am never disappointed by what I see at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden,” Matt said recently. If there are rare butterflies to be seen Matt will find them, as well as locating all the bird life hiding in the bushes or flitting among the trees.

The Guided Walk takes about an hour and begins at 11 am on Saturday, July 15. You are requested to wear a sun hat and bring a chair.
If it rains the walk will be cancelled.

The Summer Programme will be held every Saturday until September 2.
The Urquhart Butterfly Garden is located at the end of Centennial Park in Dundas. All ages are welcome.

Media Contact: Joanna Chapman – Coordinator, Urquhart Butterfly Garden
Phone: 627-8697 email:

For more information about the Summer Programme please visit 
The Summer Series 2017 is funded by the Dougher Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation.

Urquhart Butterfly Garden Photo Contest 2017

The Monarch butterflies are already arriving, and when the sun shines there are quite a number many species butterflies to be seen at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, plus lots of other wildlife action.

This year Photo Contest began a month earlier than usual, and continue until after Labour Day in September.  Photographers of all ages are eligible for both cash and certificate awards in four categories:  Butterflies and Moths;  Insects, Spiders and Bugs; Birds and other wildlife; Plants & Flowers.

Fancy camera equipment is not needed, some great photos have been taken on cell phones.  What is required is patience and a good eye for an interesting shot.

The Photo Contest  opened on Monday, June 5 and ends on Tuesday, September 5.  Entry information & rules can be picked up at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden or can be viewed on the UBG web site.

The Urquhart Butterfly Garden is located at the end of the Desjardins Canal.
Parking is available on King Street East, close to the Air Force Club.

For further information visit:

Joanna Chapman – Coordinator Urquhart Butterfly Garden
Phone 905-627-8917