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Working bee for Eltham Copper Butterfly

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Activity:  improving potential habitat for Eltham Copper Butterfly.

Description:  Connecting Country has funded us to improve the suitability of some of ‘our territory’ for the nationally endangered Eltham Copper Butterfly.  You can read more about it on the Connecting Country web page.  You’ll see that one of the butterfly’s essential requirements is the Sweet Bursaria plant (usually a shrub in our district).  Although Sweet Bursaria is relatively common around Castlemaine, we don’t yet have many plants on this project site.

Today we’ll be sowing seed of Sweet Bursaria and other plant species, killing gorse regrowth and recovering tree guards from plants that no longer need them.

Meet: here on the trail from Honeycomb Road for a 10:00 a.m. start.  There’s plenty of parking space here at the north end of Honeycomb Road.  It’s a 200 m walk from there to the meeting point.  If you arrive late, we’ll be working somewhere near here.

When:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m Sunday the 12th of May

Please bring:  Your own drinking water and if you can, secateurs, wire cutters or pliers..  We’ll supply the rest.

Wear: gardening/leather gloves, hat, and wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather.

We’ll finish up with light refreshments.

Hope to see you there!


May 12
10:00 am - 12:00 pm