Nice Larry. We had a few records during the atlas. You can check the
map out here.
Probably a vagrant that far north in Vermont. The southern part of VT
does actually have some Spicebush growing there.
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 • Norwich, VT 05055
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Laurence Clarfeld <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi there VTLEP'ers,
> This past Friday, while leading a birding summer camp with Chip Darmstadt
> from the North Branch Nature Center, we happened to drive by a backyard with
> a swallowtail feeding while hovering at flowers. With kids in tow, who were
> anxious to see more birds, we couldn't linger long but managed to get a
> decent photo to confirm that it was a Spicebush Swallowtail. The photo can
> be accessed through the link below (has been cropped, but not edited
> otherwise) Not many of these reported during the survey, so figured it
> would be of interest to this list... Chip was unable to relocate the
> butterfly during several subsequent visits last weekend.
> - Larry
> Larry Clarfeld
> Environmental Educator
> Youth Birding Coordinator
> North Branch Nature Center
> 713 Elm St.
> Montpelier, VT 05602
> (802) 229-6206
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