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Friday, December 6, 2013

Butterfly release on Love Your Mountain Day

Last year was perfect weather for the butterfly release on Love Your Mountain Day. This year the recent heavy rain may have put a damper on our plans.

But fingers crossed! Jacqui Knight, trustee and secretary of the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust, will be on hand and the release of Red Admiral and Monarch butterflies in the grounds of Government House will go ahead at 12pm if possible.

Rob Jones, butterfly enthusiast and chair of Forest & Bird, Auckland Central Branch, hopes to be there too. Jacqui and Rob will talk about their efforrts to save the Red and Yellow Admirals, and how you can help - by getting rid of wasps and by planting stinging nettles which the butterflies depend on for their survival.






1 comment:

  1. Good news: The butterfly release is on! That's the official word from Jacqui Knight.

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