14 March – Karl Just leads a walk where the Eltham Copper Butterfly has been found

Karl Just, local ecologist, has been preparing a Management Plan for the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens Nature Reserve – the “wild” area up the hill, west of Barkers Creek.  Karl will lead our excursion on Saturday afternoon, March 14th, through the area, which is where the Eltham Copper Butterfly was first found in this region.  CFNC members were very involved assisting with weed removal and planting to protect the Bursaria spinosa  which is the food for the ECB caterpillars, attended by their guardian ants.  Meet as usual at 1.30 pm at the Octopus, opposite the motel in Duke Street to share transport, or in Froomes Rd, opposite Burnett Rd. The paths are steep in places and a bit rough, so wear suitable footwear.  Bring afternoon tea.

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