Public Talk: Presenter Dr Ben Parslow from the South Australian Museum

Plympton Community Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton, South Australia

Ghost wasps   Dr Ben Parslow from the South Australian Museum will provide an insight into the world of parasitic Ghost wasps and how they affect our native bees.   Dr Ben Parslow is one of the collection managers for terrestrial invertebrates at the South Australian Museum, where his passion for working with insects, fieldwork and […]

Public Talk: Presenter Dr Yuri Ogawa, Research Fellow at Flinders University

Plympton Community Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton, South Australia

How do butterflies see the world? Butterflies can see the colours of mates and flowers better than humans. We will explore how colour and motion vision are wired in their brains, and how this affects their behaviour. Presented by Dr Yuri Ogawa, Research Fellow at Flinders University. Yuri has been studying insect vision for over 10 […]

Public Talk: Presenter South Australian Museum Associate Director, Dr Steve Donnellan

Plympton Community Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton, South Australia

Can genetics improve conservation outcomes? Associate Professor Steve Donnellan will talk about how conservation outcomes can be improved by the use of molecular genetic analyses. Genetic data contribute to species discovery, surveying for biological diversity, choosing appropriate populations for translocations and for monitoring how populations can adapt to rapid climate change. Steve will use examples […]

Public Talk: Presenter Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

Plympton Community Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton, South Australia

Insect Investigators: A citizen science project This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries will provide an overview of the ‘Insect Investigators program’ working with 50 regional schools in SA, Qld and WA. The program aims to connect schools to insect biodiversity documentation […]

Public Talk: Presenter Catherine McMahon from the Estuary Care Foundation

Plympton Community Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton, South Australia

The evolving Port River & Barker Inlet Estuary This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) The Port River and Barker Inlet Estuary remains vital to Kaurna people, industry and community. Catherine McMahon will discuss the challenges being faced, and the possibilities and well-being of the […]

Public Talk: Presenter BCSA Committee member Mike Moore

Plympton Community Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton, South Australia

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 […]

2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and Public Talk: Presenter Dr. Philip Roetman.

Plympton Community Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton, South Australia

This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Prior to the September Public Talk, our 24th Annual General Meeting will be held. If you have an interest in helping us to promote the conservation of butterflies and other insects and to […]

Public Talk: Presenter Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group President Danny Rohrlach

Plympton Community Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton, South Australia

The Bandicoot Superhighway project   This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Danny Rohrlach began working in environmental restoration in 1998 and established his own business, Minimal Disturbance Bushcare, in 2007. Having grown to having a staff of 10, Minimal Disturbance Bushcare supplies bush-care and […]

South Australian Nature Festival

Butterfly Conservation SA is a community organisation promoting the conservation and sound management of areas of ecological significance to butterflies, especially areas of remnant native vegetation.  We seek to increase public awareness of the importance of invertebrate biodiversity. For the 2022 SA Nature Festival ( click here for more about the festival ) we offered something […]

Public Talk: Presenter Dr Peter McQuillan

Plympton Commuity Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton, SA

What caterpillar is that? Dr Peter McQuillan will provide an overview of how characteristics of caterpillars and similar looking larvae are being incorporated into a tool for identification, under the direction of Dr. Peter McQuillan and Jan Forrest OAM.  Following on from the success of the BCSA's book “Caterpillars, moths and their plants of southern […]

$10.00 – $55.00