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.
Kent McFarland
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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