Category Archives: Members

Information for members of the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust – or items for sale, past newsletters etc.

Oe (Ophryocystis elektroscirrha)

Friends at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, gave us permission to upload a presentation about this Protozoan parasite that affects Monarch butterflies around the world. Download the presentation here: OE It is a pps file (shows in Microsoft PowerPoint). If you do not have this program, you […]

Why to join the MBNZT

I know that you are fascinated by the Monarch butterfly… just like us. That’s why we need your help. We want to protect the habitat of butterflies, ALL butterflies throughout New Zealand. Members receive four newsletters each year, jam-packed with ideas as to how to help the Monarch and others, by planting the best sort […]

Up Close and Personal

Stu McPherson sent in these photographs taken with his new microscope camera. Well done, Stu! Jacqui

Conference 2009

Conference brochure Click on the blue link above to get the brochure for the next Conference, taking place in Tauranga on 11 and 12 April 2009, that’s Easter. It’s going to be a great event, so hope to see YOU there! Conference Poster Click on the blue link above to get the poster for the […]

School holiday butterfly fun

These would be a good idea for those members that are starting school holidays. These butterflies were created last Christmas and involve my kids hand prints side by side. Then an outline is created in a butterfly shape. Each one doesnt take long to make but become a moment of a child’s life, from that […]

butterfly cage 004, butterfly cage 002

This is the cage my Dear Husband made for my wintering butterflies. I have another the same to transfer the butterflies into after they have been fed. We took the pictures outside so the light was better. Cheers Margie

Minutes of 2007 AGM

These are the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held January 2007. They will require approval at the AGM 2008. Minutes of Annual General Meeting, January 2007

Flowers that Fly

This is the T-shirt designed (and modelled) by Vicky Steele, Trustee based in Christchurch. The slogan, flowers that fly, was used to promote butterfly-gardening to the many gardeners who came by our exhibit at the Ellerslie International Flower Show, in Auckland, November 2006. And it was a huge success – the exhibit was packed with […]

Monty :)

Monty and his monarch butterfly…