AGM February 2016

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 at 7.30 pm
Culture Space Level 2, Australian Museum


Graham Owen: The Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus

Monarch or wanderer?

Migration or not?

Plentiful or endangered?

Just how many mimics does this butterfly have?

These and many more will be discussed in Graham’s talk.

The society was asked to give a talk about Danaus plexippus to the Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) Society last year. Graham Owen rose to the challenge – researching and chasing around insect dealers to obtain mimics. During this research, Graham surprised himself by what he learned about this butterfly and felt it should be shared with likeminded enthusiasts.

Graham is known to most of you as our long standing president. Although not a trained entomologist his interest in insects dates back over 60 years. He has collected or photographed on all continents and many islands. Knowing Graham’s attention to detail and his quirky nature we are sure you will find it entertaining and probably learn something about the Greek and Roman Empires into the bargain!

PLEASE NOTE: Access to the building for the meeting is via the Crystal Hall Entry via College Street. If you require step-access please phone Helen Smith on 0448 560 255 or Graham Owen on 0418 971 458, preferably PRIOR to the night.