Butterfly Conservation

    South Australia Inc.


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      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




 Thebook 'Attracting butterflies to your garden' is now available from members of Butterfly Conservation SA, the Museum shop and some book stores.

It 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.


The 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:

24 Hart Avenue, UNLEY ph:   83736772 (Jill Davy-Warren)

12 Sturm Court, OAKLANDS PARK ph: 82961607 (Trevor Rowe)

20 Thornton Street, KENSINGTON ph: 83642569 (Rowan Moore) pm only

30 Churchill Ave, CLARENCE PARK ph: 82978230 (Jan Forrest) pm only please and telephone before you come to  arrange a collection time.  



IF 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.


Please 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 to be made out to Butterfly Conservation SA Inc.


If you would like your books posted or freighted please send this form to Jan Forrest and your account will include costs for postage/freight and packaging.


If you have contacts with a mail book outlet who may wish to stock 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.






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 .