Butterfly Workshops


Join an workshop - Learn more about our local butterflies, their host plants and how you can create a butterfly garden.

### Sunday 13 March (9am – 11am) - Gardening for Butterflies

Join the Native Plants Qld – Sunshine Coast branch as they host a “Gardening for Butterflies” presentation. Helen Schwencke will share her extensive knowledge. Learn about the Sunshine Coast's Big Butterfly Count and be part of the survey within the Botanic Garden. A selection of butterfly attracting native plants will be available from Forest Heart Nursery and Coolum Community Native Nursery.

Registration: Free event but bookings essential, email Karen at [email protected].

Where: Kurrajong Shelter, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha

Monday 14 March (6pm - 7pm) - Butterflies on the brink

Learn more about the conservation status of butterflies and the work that is taking place to protect local butterfly populations. Professor Roger Kitching AM is a rainforest ecologist with special expertise in the biology, conservation and management of invertebrate biodiversity. Join Professor Kitching online for an engaging discussion. Event hosted by Sunshine Coast Environment Council and Barung Landcare.

Register to get the Zoom link.

Friday 18 March (9am-12noon) – Get to know your local butterflies

Join Mooloolah River Landcare for an amazing morning of butterfly exploration! We’ll start the morning with a presentation by butterfly expert Helen Schwencke giving us tips on how to identify our local butterflies. This will be followed by a tour of MRL’s native butterfly garden. Then we will go to a nearby location to take part in the Sunshine Coast's Big Butterfly Count. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Registration and further information****

Where: Mooloolah River Landcare, Steve Irwin Way, Glenview

Saturday 19 March (10am) - Looking & Gardening for Butterflies

Local butterflies are attracted to local native plants, which provide nectar and are host plants to caterpillars. Be part of the Sunshine Coast's Big Butterfly Count and join Karen Shaw as she looks for butterflies in the Forest Heart Nursery. Learn about the amazing plants that support these animals, which will help you create your own butterfly garden. Butterfly identification, date collection sheets, and butterfly plant list provided.

Registration: Bookings preferred, but not essential. Register by emailing Karen at [email protected]

Where: Forest Heart Nursery, 20 Coral St, Maleny

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