Why nectar is important to butterflies and where they find it.
Nectar is the major energy source for butterflies but species differ greatly in the range of flowers they exploit. Recent research has shown that only a small range of herbs, shrubs and a few trees account for most visits. These include native daisies, teatrees and bursaria as well as certain weeds such as scabiosa and blackberry.
Presented by Dr. Peter McQuillan from the University of Tasmania, this talk will be of interest to those wishing to provide nectar for butterflies visiting a garden and those interested in remnant vegetation conservation.
This will be a ticketed event. Time and ticketing details will be available in due course