Category Archives: Butterfly Chat

Updates on fundraising and membership of the Trust.

Butterfly house (Wellington) for sale

Due to the diminished health and age (80) of a Wellington member her butterfly house is for sale. length = 1.60 m, width = 0.90 m, height = 0.90 me Bottom and back are of compressed wood. The sides, top and 2 front panels are of 3mm perspex. The front is from .90 m at […]

can anyone ID this plant?

It has a white flower like that of the tree- lucerne but the leaves are a darker green and quite glossy. The bush is about 2.5 metres high and had a spread of about 3 metres. The flowers are strongly fragrant and the bees love it! Joanna


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Mating Monarchs Tauranga Bay 8 June 2013

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Gillian Eadie’s dying caterpillars

If anyone can offer suggestions as to what this might be, please post in the forum in the appropriate thread. help please for sick caterpillars This is a sample from yesterday morning. Looking at the ‘almost dead’ one, there might be a bite in the middle? But there isn’t anything so obvious on the smaller […]

Monarchs in Hillsborough

Cuni de Graaf saw these Monarchs in trees in Hillsborough (Auckland) and reported the sighting in. Thanks Cuni!

Citizen scientists resources

As promised in our tagging update, here are the resources for taggers (citizen scientists sounds much better). Press release Tagging 2012 Below is the suggested letter to the editor. Feel free to make changes or print this one out and add your name, address and signature. Letter to the Editor

Bamboo Moth

WELED1-20110401-005 With thanks to the Western Leader for their article, published Friday 1 April:

13 18:15:00 White Moth

Can someone identify this white moth please, seen in a home garden in fine sunny weather in Naenae, Lower Hutt? White moth, about half size of a cabbage-white butterfly. Wings are patterned with black splodges and yellow splodges (not uniform round dots). The leading edge of the fore wing looks almost as though someone was […]

Heating Pads

Bernie sent us this photo and information about home made heating pads: I am sending a pic of my new heating blocks which I am in the process of drying before I give them to my friend to glaze and fire in her kiln. I have made them half the size of previous ones and […]