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Public Talk: Presenter BCSA Committee member Mike Moore

2 August 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Observing butterflies in the field and raising them at home.

This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)


Committee member Mike Moore will provide an introduction about capturing, observing and raising butterflies. He will discuss equipment required, along with tips and techniques for field collection and for raising species “at home.”

Though I have always been interested in the natural world, I started a deep seated involvement in Lepidoptera in the mid 1970s and this has taken me over much of the State and a lot of Australia, and involved a few collection firsts.

This continued in a somewhat on and off manner until returning to Adelaide from the Riverland in 1995.

Two things happened then that focused my activities.  Firstly I was asked by Robert Fisher to help Lindsay Hunt expand his developing Lepidopteral skills and secondly the BCSA was founded.

Having someone to collect with, restimulated my interest and we made some interesting discoveries until Lindsay’s untimely death in 2007. The formation of the BCSA helped focus my interests in public education about conservation.

I am a founder member of the BCSA and have been on the committee for most of that time, being the Treasurer for six years and Chairperson for five  years.

Upon retirement in 2008 I was asked by Jan Forrest to become a volunteer in the SA Museum. It was during
that time that I became intensely involved in Rain moth taxonomy, evolution and ecology and now spend much of my time researching, and publishing information about, Rain moths.  I am delighted to have been appointed an Honorary Researcher at the SA Museum, a post I currently hold.


To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here:


After registering, you will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.


If you plan to attend in person, please note that meeting strict adherence to COVID-19 restrictions is important.  If you have not received a designated job to help organize the meeting you will not be admitted to the Hall until 6.15 pm. Unfortunately we are limited to two hours occupation of the Hall so there will be no refreshments.  Please sign in and provide your contact details (for insurance and contact tracing) and please use hand sanitizer.

At the Plympton Community Centre34 Long Street, Plympton.

(200 metres E of Marion Rd, and 300 metres N of Anzac Highway).

Bus from the city via Anzac Highway. Routes: 245, 248, 262, 263, 265, M44, N262.

Closest stop is Stop 9, then approximately 350 metre walk along Long Street.

Bus from the city via Marion Road. Routes 100, 101, H20.
Closest stop is Stop 10 (east side is approximately 100 metres south of Long street). Stop 10 (west side is on the other side of Moringie Ave. approx. 100 metres north of Long Street). Then approx.250 metre walk along Long Street.

Entry by donation (minimum of $2).

Bookings not required

At the start of each meeting a ten-minute presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a BCSA committee member.

Public talks schedule

If an advertised speaker is not available, we will try to provide an alternative speaker of similar interest.

The views of presenters are their personal views. The BCSA does not necessarily endorse any views expressed.


2 August 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Gerry Butler
0407 972 149
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Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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