Close-Ups at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden

Bachelor’s Button flowers

Photos by Cathie Coward, The Hamilton Spectator

At Urquhart Butterfly Garden, there’s a small natural world waiting for the nature photographer’s keen lens.  The garden,  in Centennial Park in Dundas, is hosting a photography contest this summer. Nature lovers are invited to stroll the garden’s paths to snap photos of its many butterflies, moths, spiders, bugs and other insects. Entries must be shot between July 5 and Aug. 30 at the gardens and submitted no later than Aug. 30. An award ceremony will be held Sept. 20 at the Airforce Club at 128 King St. E. in Dundas. For contest information, visit or email

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Soldier beetle explores a Eryngium Saphire Blue

Pearl Crescent butterfly

Monarch Butterfly on an immature cone flower

Monarch Butterfly on an immature cone flower

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Cone Flower visited by a bee

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