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Coastal butterflies on the brink and how we are conserving them

1 August 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Matt Endacott is a Coastal Conservation Officer with Green Adelaide and hosted by Holdfast Bay Council.

Matt will discuss his role and butterfly conservation his team is undertaking along the coast – including recovery programs for the Yellowish Sedge Skipper and Bitter Bush Blue butterflies.

Matt Endacott has over 15 years’ of experience restoring and protecting the South Australian coastal and hills landscapes.

He gained his experience working at Trees For Life working on a number of projects focusing on large scale revegetation and bush regeneration on both public and private land.

He also has experience within diverse landscapes, undertaking work with volunteers and assisting land managers with weed control and revegetation.

During 2018 Matthew created a small native garden at his home, utilising his front yard and council verge to attract inspect species endemic to the area. Since beginning this project, he has attracted 16 different butterfly species to the Western suburbs of Adelaide. He likes to follow life cycle of butterfly species from home. In his spare time, Matt checks old records on Atlas of Living Australia and records sightings of butterfly species across the state by mainly using iNaturalist to help add new data records to add the bigger picture of where our species occur.

The Green Adelaide team and local Entomologists work hard focusing on threatened species including the yellowish sedge-skipper, bitter-bush blue and chequered copper butterflies. Matthew will discuss the work his team has been doing successfully over the last three years that has led to releasing the yellowish sedge-skipper butterfly. The team has also recently focused their efforts on conserving bitter-bush blue butterflies in the region.

Photo L F Hunt


The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm. We would like to start on time, so if you are coming please arrive ten minutes earlier to find a place. Bring a plate to share and do not forget your cup.

Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required.    We are looking for volunteers to be on the BCSA stall for this event. (Offers of assistance, please, to chairman@butterflyconservationsa.net.au OR secretary@butterflyconservationsa.net.au OR publications@butterflyconservationsa.net.au)

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1 August 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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