South Australia Inc.
BRING BACK THE BUTTERFLIES CAMPAIGN
The campaign, which has been in the making with hard work over the last several years, was officially launched on the 16th of August 2007 at the Wittunga Botanic Gardens, Blackwood. Despite the rain and fog the opening was well attended and the weather lifted at a moment describable only as propitious when Jan Forrest opened the proceedings. Chris Daniels, Professor of Urban Ecology, University of South Australia, then delivered an excellent address which sent the campaign formally on its way. To access this address click here.
A group of students from the Blackwood Primary School were then invited to become gardeners with a variety of plants which have relevance as the foodplants for several species of butterfly.
An excellent morning tea was then served on the balcony of the Wittunga Homestead for all those who had braved the elements earlier in the morning. The first picture below left shows Chris Daniels with Jan Forrest, secretary of the Butterfly Conservation South Australia and David Keane its president. Jan is holding the sign for displaying at registered butterfly sites [see below]
|Chris Daniels, Jan Forrest and David Keane||Under instruction|
|At work||Jan Forrest discusses the weather|
To encourage organisations such as schools, councils etc to develop sites with the specific purpose of providing an environment for the propagation of local indigenous butterfly species, both the larval stage as well as the adult form, The BCSA will register the sites and provide a sign which can be displayed on the sites. The signs are coated aluminium designed to be graffiti proof, measure 300x300 mm and are reasonably permanent. Holes are provided for mounting screws. For an application form and the conditions applying please click here.
|Australian Plant Society Sales display October07||The sign for Butterfly Gardening Sites|
butterflies to your garden' is now available
from members of Butterfly Conservation SA, the Museum shop and some
is superbly illustrated with butterfly photos from the Lindsay F Hunt
and Robert H Fisher collections as well as images from a number of
well known plant professionals.
recommended retail price is $29.95. If, however, friends groups,
landcare and other conservation and garden clubs would like to order
10 or more books directly from Butterfly Conservation SA Inc. for your
members, we will make them available to you for $25 per book.
Books you order may be collected from the following addresses:
Hart Avenue, UNLEY ph: 83736772 (Jill Davy-Warren)
Sturm Court, OAKLANDS PARK ph: 82961607 (Trevor Rowe)
Thornton Street, KENSINGTON ph: 83642569 (Rowan Moore) pm only
Churchill Ave, CLARENCE PARK ph: 82978230 (Jan Forrest) pm only please
and telephone before you come to
arrange a collection
you. have a large order (20 or more) we may be able to deliver the
books to you.
Please contact Jan
Forrest (details above) to
make arrangements with either Jill, Trevor, Rowan or Jan to collect
your books advising how many books you require to
ensure we have them
available, see above for an order form which you should bring with
you and pay on collection. Cheques
be made out to
Butterfly Conservation SA Inc.
you would like your books posted or freighted please send this form to
Jan Forrest and your account will include costs for postage/freight
you have contacts with a mail book outlet who may wish to
our book please contact Secretary, BCSA Jan Forrest on (08) 82978230
or via email forrestjan(@adam.com.au
and we will arrange to deliver books to this outlet or provide them to
you to do so.
WHERE CAN I BUY THE PLANTS ?
If you wish to know the Where and the Who and the What for plant availability just click here and print yourself a list. This has been updated as at 20-11-07 but things do change over time. Good luck!
The website is now up and running and provides all the information you need to build a butterfly garden for your particular area in the Adelaide region. Just click on the map the place of interest [place the arrow on the small white dot central in each area] and the butterflies and associated plant species relevant to that area are listed and in some cases illustrated. The site will be updated from time to time and its address is www.butterflygardening.net.au .