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Butterfly and Birds guided walk at Urquhart Butterfly Garden Saturday

Butterfly and Bird Identification is fun, and something that can be enjoyed by young and old.  Learn all about it on a guided walk led by experienced naturalist Matt Mills on Saturday, July 29th from 11 am to  12 noon at the  Urquhart Butterfly Garden, Centennial Park, Dundas.  The walk will be cancelled if it rains.

On the last guided walk participants were lucky enough to see the Buckeye Butterfly which is uncommon in Ontario and a rare visitor to this area.  Lots of other butterflies were nectaring in the sunshine as well.

The recent rain has brought out the birds who are nesting in the foliage, and can be seem flitting back and forth to feed their young.  Matt knows them all and will point them out.

You are requested to wear a hat and bring a chair.

Lots of free parking available, transit stop nearby, and adjacent to the Cootes Drive bicycle path.

The Summer Series will be held every Saturday until September 2. 
For more information please visit urquhartbutterfly.com.


The Summer Series 2017 is funded by the Dougher Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation.

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