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Butterfly Identification and Survey

Time: Saturday 10 March 2018, 09:00 - 12:00
Place: The Hut, 47 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill
Contact: Sameer 0420 580 031 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Registration: Booking required for Saturday only. Book Now



THECA has for several years been restoring habitat on a hilltop on Mt Coot-tha, in order to encourage butterflies that use hilltops for finding mates. Now we are undertaking a survey both to identify the species sighted, and also to determine which sites provide better habitat for butterflies (greater abundance and greater diversity).

There will be a half-day introductory workshop at The Hut on Saturday 10 March (9:00am - 12:00pm). Cost for this workshop is $15, $10 concession for THECA members.

Book for the (SATURDAY) workshop here: Book Now

Draft program

9.00 – 9.15 am


9.15 - 9.30 am

Introduction to the Butterfly project on Mt Coot-tha

9.30 - 10.00

10.00 - 10.30

Identifying common Butterflies in Brisbane

Surveying Butterflies – methods used on Mt Coot-tha

10.30 - 11.15

Trial survey on the Butterfly track

11.15 - 11.30

Break and de-brief at the Hut

11.30 - 12pm

Planning survey at Mt Coot-tha on following day


There will be weeding and survey work on the Hilltop on SUNDAY 11 March (8:15am- 11:30am). No cost for this session, but please let us know if you intend to attend. Draft program:

8.15 – 8.30 am

8.30- 9.30

9.30- 10.30

10-30 – 11am

Meet at the Reservoir Trail carpark

Weeding at the Hilltop bush care site

Begin butterfly survey from the hilltop toward the carpark

Morning tea and wrap-up


You can participate in either or both sessions, and if possible both.

Come and join us! 


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