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June Working Bee

June 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please come along this Sunday to help one of Victoria’s rarest butterflies survive into the future.

The Eltham Copper Butterfly is an endangered species restricted to our district (and just a few others) in Victoria and nowhere else in the world!

Its larvae (caterpillars) feed on just one species of plant, Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinosa).

Connecting Country has gained funding to expand the population of this plant in suitable areas.  You can read more about it on Connecting Country’s project web page.

Some of the Country on which we work is suitable and Connecting Country has given us 325 Sweet Bursaria seedlings (as well as stakes and guards) to plant this Sunday.


Date: Sunday 18th of June

Times: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Details: We’ll be planting through the gravelly hillside west of the Campbells Creek walking track and east of the housing between Scott Crt and Cooper Crt.  This means we’ll need to dig holes into what might be hard soil, so we’ll need picks.  Because wallabies love the taste of Sweet Bursaria, each plant will have to be well guarded, so we’ll also need hammers or mallets to knock stakes into the ground.

Meet: here at the north end of Honeycomb Road, Campbells Creek for a 10:00 a.m. start.  There’s plenty of space for car parking.  If you arrive late, we’ll be working on the hillside somewhere near this place.

Wear: gloves (important!), sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather.

Bring your own drinking water if you need it.  If you can, please bring a pick, hammer or mallet (or all of them!).  Make sure you mark them so you can identify yours when we’ve finished.

We’ll supply everything else, including light refreshments afterwards.

Hope to see you there!



June 18, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm