Butterfly Conservation

    South Australia Inc.


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Our Objectives and Activities 


  •        Saving and protecting butterfly habitats.  

  •        Providing information and advice to local Bushcare/Landcare groups .

  •        Identifying food plants and their sites, promoting awareness of their conservation.

  •        Raising awareness of the significance of butterfly conservation and endangered  species with the general public.

  •        Promoting awareness of butterfly needs with local government and government agencies.

  •        Working with other environment groups to include consideration of butterflies and their habitats and activities.

  •        Providing education on butterfly conservation to schools.

  •       Arranging field trips to areas of interes.t             


                                                        Committee meetings are held bi-monthly [usually the second Monday of the month] at 6.00pm in the

                                                       Urrbrae Wetlands Resource Centre, Cross Roads, Urrbrae. All members are welcome to attend.

                                                       If you would like further information or receive an agenda please contact the Secretary, Jan 

                                                                                              Forrest c/- S.A. Museum at [08] 8207 7503 .

Annual General Meeting 2009


 The annual general meeting was held in the Urrbrae Wetlands Resource Centre on the Monday evening of the 10th August 2009. Nineteen members attended but unfortunately our out-going chairman was unwell and unable to attend. Phil Coles did an admirable job as stand-in chairperson ad there were several suggested amendments to the constitution which required careful navigation.

All  positions were declared vacant and the incoming committee and office bearers for 2009 - 10 are as follows:

                                                      Chairman:    David Keane

                                            Secretary:    Jan Forrest

                                            Treasurer:    Michael Moore

                                            Committee Members:

                                                                Roger Grund

                                                                Vanessa Duran-Racero

                                                                 Beth Keane

                                                                 Rowan Moore

At the conclusion of the meeting the group was treated to an address and power point presentation by Tim Jury entitled "The Threatened Plant Network".  This was followed by an excellent supper and provided the opportunity for a well earned chat.


                                   For the Chairman's Report for 2009-2010 click here




The Caper White

On Monday 4th December the committee members of the BCSA with members and friends met at the Waite aboretum to celebrate the annual migration of the Caper White [Anaphaeis jave teutonia]. A specific foodplant of this butterfly is the Capparis Mitchelli tree of which one species exists in the aboretum  and it was alongside this tree that the group set down its nibbles and refreshments. The season being as it was, ie rather dry and warmer, the butterflies and come and almost gone, but spirits were undaunted, and we were regaled with the sounds of recorders and drum in the medieval and Celtic style.A very pleasant way to meet good friends and spend an early evening.

                        Group                    Jan Forrest standing             The Capparis Mitchelli
            Roger Grund our president                Regaled with music                Appropriate headgear