Butterfly Conservation talk on Friday 13 November 2015, and field day on Sat 14 Nov
The guest speaker for November’s Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club meeting is local ecologist Julie Whitfield. Julie says, “I will discuss with the group the rare and threatened butterfly species of the region, with a particular focus on the Eltham Copper Butterfly conservation works of the past, I will also discuss briefly my travels overseas to learn about butterfly conservation programs.”.
Julie’s presentation commences from 7.30pm (13 Nov) in the Chapel of the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, which is next door to the Art Gallery/Museum. (The usual location – the Fellowship Room behind the church – is being used for VCE exams.) All are welcome to attend, and there is no cost for entry.
On the following day (14 Nov), Julie will also lead a field excursion, focusing on how to conduct a survey for Eltham Copper Butterflies and areas to target within Kalimna park. She will provide data sheets and maps for future surveys. Again, everyone is welcome. Meet either at the Octopus building on Duke St (opposite the Castle Motel) at 1.30pm, or at the car-park for the Kalimna Park rotunda at 1.40pm (at the southern end of park, along Kalimna Tourist Rd).
Contact Max for further details (firstname.lastname@example.org).