Sun, 29 Oct|
Whipstick Walk and Talk - the search for the Eltham Copper Butterfly!
Friends of the Whipstick are hosting this event to learn more about the Eltham Copper Butterfly in what should be it's ideal home! Bush Watchers Ken Wellard, Michael Barkla, Julie Whitfield - Radford and Mark Hall will share their thoughts on this elusive creature and its natural habitat.
Time & Location
29 Oct, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Eaglehawk North, Prowse Rd & Whipstick Rd, Eaglehawk North VIC 3556, Australia
About the event
The Eltham Copper Butterfy was thought to be extinct before it was rediscovered in Eltham, Victoria in 1987. It was added to the threatened species list in 1991.
It is known only to occur in Victoria and only recorded at a few geographically separate locations including:
• Ten sites in the Eltham-Greensborough area • Three separate small populations in the Kiata-Salisbury area in the Wimmera. • Three sites in the Bendigo region in rural Victoria. • Small populations at two sites at Castlemaine in rural Victoria
The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the butterfly and what steps are being taken to protect it. There will be a 30 minute presentation in the shade, followed by a gentle walk to identify key aspects of the butterfly's habitat.
BYO chairs, water bottle, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and hat!