For the Big Backyard Butterfly Count:

Download the form HERE.

Download the mailer and checklist HEREYou can print the mailer on the reverse of the form if you like to save paper or you can simply send the completed form to MBNZT, PO Box 44100, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1246, using Freepost 237879. Don’t forget to send us your name, address and phone number.

We know you are fascinated by Monarch butterflies… just like us! We are here to conserve New Zealand’s biodiversity so that our butterflies and moths, and their habitat are enhanced and protected to benefit present and future New Zealanders.

Click link here to read a sample copy of our magazine

Click link here to see a video about our work

How you can help

Some butterflies and moths are already at risk from environmental factors. You can help by becoming a member of the MBNZT. Your small subscription goes towards our many projects such as the tagging project, and helps us continue our work to protect and learn more about NZ’s endemic and native butterflies and moths, and habitat. Plus as a member you will receive information-packed newsletters throughout the year so you can learn more about how butterflies and moths behave, upcoming Trust activities and events, along with tips and hints on making your garden more butterfly-friendly.

Click here to join up!

 Subs_promo_Winter 2015 modifiedSPECIAL OFFER!! Introduce another subscriber and we’ll send both you and them a packet of two host/nectar plants: Tweedia for monarchs and Snail Vine for blues.


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Take our challenge!

Can you recognise some of NZ butterflies and moths?  Take our challenge and find out. See if you can identify which is which by viewing our colourful stickers here

…and then check your answers here