Links

Butterfly Related Websites 

Butterflies of Quebec - my website that focuses on La Belle Provence

Butterflies of the Maritimes - my website that focuses on the Maritime Provinces

eButterfly - an interactive website where citizens can contribute their butterfly observations!

Butterflies of Canada - online version of this important reference work
 
Les papillons diurnes du Canada - french version of Butterflies of Canada
 
Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online - a useful tool for checking what species have been reported in a particular area.  NOTE: if you participate in eButterfly, your records will eventually find their way into the Atlas, contributing to the knowledge base that everyone can access.

Butterflies of Toronto - a PDF version of a handy guidebook authored by members of the TEA.
 
Leps Blog - Blog on Butterfly related topics

Conservation

Sentinels on the Wing - comprehensive overview of Status and Conservation of Butterflies in Canada

West Virginia White - group tracking/researching this threatened species


Butterfly Gardening

OFNC page on Gardening for Butterflies

Nature Conservancy - Native Gardening 101



Butterflies in the Classroom

Monarch Teacher Network  - workshops and resources on using Monarch butterflies in the classroom

Lucy's Butterfly Farm - Butterfly kits

Gaia Nature - Butterflies for the Classroom
 

Other Butterfly/Moth Photography Websites

moths.ca - amazing moth images by Jim des Rivières
 

 

Local Hiking Recommendations 

Larry Neily's Birding Ottawa - A great resource for finding spots to visit in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.  Many of the area's "hotspots" are described, often with trailmaps and directions to trailheads
 


 
Carolinian Canada - Sites to visit in Southern Ontario
 
also see the links for Field Naturalists' clubs below - their sites typically feature info on hiking trails
 

Butterfly Related Mailing Lists

Butterfly_obs - A yahoo group where members report their sightings for Eastern Ontario and West Quebec
 
Ontario Butterflies - A google group where members report their sightings for Southern Ontario

Maritimes Butterflies - no longer active but old reports may be useful




 

Other Nature Related Websites



Naturalists Clubs ( Eastern Ontario )

 
 
 
Pembroke Area Field Naturalists - page dedicated to Butterflies & Moths of Renfrew County


  


Willow Beach Field Naturalists  ( Port Hope/Cobourg area )


Kawartha Field Naturalists ( Lindsay/Fenelon Falls )



Naturalists Clubs ( Southern Ontario )


South Peel Naturalists' Club ( Mississauga/Oakville )




Bert Miller Nature Club ( Port Colborne/Fort Erie )








Sydenham Field Naturalists ( Chatham-Kent )





Norfolk Field Naturalists ( Simcoe area )

Entomological Societies  

Toronto Entomologists' Association - lots of useful information for Ontario in general

 
 
 
  

Further Afield...

Maritimes Butterfly Atlas - you have to dig a bit to get to the species pages, but there's some useful information about many species that we have in common.

Butterflies of Nova Scotia - a similarly organized website covering many of the same species as this  one.
 
Wisconsin Butterflies - a nicely constructed website covering many of the species we also have here in Ontario, but not all species featured on this website will be found here.
 
Massachusetts Butterfly Club - a website featuring a useful tool for comparing photos of different species side-by-side.  Not all species featured  on this website  will be found in Ontario.

Maryland Butterflies - another great regional butterfly website. Not all species featured  on this website  will be found in Ontario.