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Butterflies: the birds of the insect world - conservation and management

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

148 Mountain View Road

Maleny, QLD 4552

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Learn about the birds of the insect world

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Because of their often bright colours fluttering in the sky, butterflies are sometimes thought of as the birds of the insect world. These amazing creatures have inhabited the earth for about 130 million years - around the same time as flowering plants. Indeed, it’s even thought that plants evolved to have flowers in order to attract butterflies as pollinators (bees weren’t around just yet)! If you found this fact fascinating, come and join UQ entomologist Professor Myron Zalucki for a fascinating insight into the biology and ecology of butterflies as well as the key conservation challenges facing these delights of the sky.

Contact us via cclp@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Photo credit: Phill Bender

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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