Butterfly Rambles on Black Mountain

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Sunday, 10 March 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Sunday, 10 March 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

We are looking forward to seeking butterflies in the Black Mountain Nature Reserve … Butterflies love the warmth of sunshine so we are keeping our fingers crossed for a delightfully sunny day …

Choose your time

In autumn we see not only how colourful butterflies are when they fly but also how well “camouflaged” they are when resting on logs or rocks. Will we see Glasswings, Imperial Jezebels, Australian Painted Ladies, Common Brown butterflies and/or others that are around in Autumn?  We all love sunlight, and we owe many glorious and sweet-scented flowers, at least those of long tubular form, to the butterflies and moths that pollinate them. Join our local expert, Suzi Bond to see and hear about butterflies, and the plants they like, near the summit of Black Mountain.

It will be a generally easy ramble with some steep sections and steps.

Copies of the “Field Guide to the Butterflies of the Australian Capital Territory” by Suzi Bond with Steve Holliday and John Stein will be for sale. Other booklets will be for sale, too.

Meet: Lookout Terrace slightly uphill from Telstra Tower on Black Mountain (see banners).

Bring: Binoculars to see the butterflies more clearly if you wish. Water. Snacks if you wish.  Suggested donation of $5.

Wear: Sturdy walking gear, including hat and stout shoes.

Booking is essential: https://www.trybooking.com/COWFY 

The number of places is limited, and only available to people aged 8 years or more.  Booking will also help us to let you know if arrangements need to change (e.g. because of the weather).    

Happy butterfly watching

Linda Beveridge
Convenor, Friends of Black Mountain