New butterfly project in the Glenfern Valley Bushlands. The first Glenfern butterfly field trip will be on Friday morning, 26th September at 10 am to 12 mid-day.
Our intention is to identify the butterfly species that can be found in Glenfern. We want to document these butterflies and provide materials so that visitors to the reserve can gain a better understanding of what butterfly are to be found there.
What is needed is for a small group to collect the butterflies. Just a handful of volunteers would be enough. This group will be led by Jennifer Scott, a member who just happens to know all about butterflies and how to document them.
We are not sure how many field trips will be needed – but they need to be done over spring/summer when the butterflies are about. No special skills are needed so long as you have an interest in the project we can learn the rest of on the job. We have a limited number of butterfly nets and identification charts to support the activity. Most of us have not done it before – so it is a great chance to join in.
We are meeting for the first butterfly field trip on Friday morning, 26th September at 10 am up at the main gate on Glenfern Rd. We will finish by mid-day. Best to be equipped with sturdy shoes and long slacks/ trousers and a hat. Bring a flask so we can have a cuppa and a chat at the end of the session.