Cabbage White Butterflies originated in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Europe. They were unintentionally introduced to Quebec in 1860.
Cabbage Whites are found from the last frost of early spring until the first hard frost of late fall.
They have spread throughout North America. No other butterfly is so successful over such a great variety and expanse of landscape.
Farmers and gardeners consider the Cabbage White a pest, so great is its appetite for cabbages, radishes and nasturtiums.
There are three or more broods each season.
I have been to Cedarvale Ravine in all seasons and in all weather. It has a wide variety of habitats.
Thank-you to Ken Sproule for assistance in identification.
Water-hemlock is considered to be the most violently poisonous plant in temperate North America for both livestock and humans.
If ant hills are high in July,
the coming winter will be hard. – Proverb