General Meeting

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 at 7.30 pm
Australian Museum


Gwenda Lister: The Bathurst Copper Butterfly

The tiny Bathurst Copper butterfly is restricted to a few locations on the Central Tablelands of NSW. Research has revealed that the butterfly has a fascinating relationship with ants. Community awareness and involvement is one of the key priorities in the Recovery Plan for this Endangered Species.

Gwenda Lister is a Council member of SFIS who is an active volunteer on conservation projects with Lord Howe Island, NPWS, Australian Museum and Andrew Harper of Outback Australia Camel Surveys. Last year, Gwenda went to Bathurst on a field trip with the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators during which the local Land Services gave a presentation on the Bathurst Copper. Later she attended a field day at Rydal and volunteered for monitoring the larva at Yetholme.

*** Also Show and Tell, and refreshments after the talk ***

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