Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Excursion – Yundi Nature Conservancy

25 November 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Yundi Nature Conservancy is between Willunga and Mount Compass, off the Victor Harbor Road

It is a private protected area which includes two Heritage Agreement areas:

  • a Fleurieu Peninsula Swamp (critically endangered plant community under the EPBC Act)
  • a southern Mount Lofty Ranges stringy bark woodland

The swamp is quite complex – with stick insects, praying mantis, dragon flies, damsel flies as well as at least five different species of swamp moth/butterfly. During the visit, the tea tree should be flowering and attracting plenty of insects including sedge skippers. Vertebrate fauna have been documented, but less is known about the insects. Everyone will be involved in documenting differences in insect diversity and populations between healthy scrub, areas being restored, and degraded areas.

If you’d like to join us on this mini adventure, please contact Gil at info@butterflyconservationsa.net.au by 1st November with your contact details and names of others coming with you.  Expert knowledge will be especially welcome at this event.

Also please advise if you would like to stay on after 4.00 for a nocturnal adventure. The option of running a light sheet in the evening is being considered if there is sufficient interest. These sheets attract moths and other insects from around 8.30 – 10.00pm.

Prior to the excursion you will receive confirmation of your attendance and any further information.

Meet at the entry to the property at 10.00am.
Wear sturdy shoes or boots, long trousers and a hat.
BYO lunch/dinner.
and don’t forget to bring your camera.


25 November 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm