Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening
Although there's considerable interest in bird-attracting gardens, planning a garden for butterflies hasn't received quite as much attention in Australia. However, that may be changing.
More information about butterfly gardening to come to this page. In the meantime, remember that appropriate food plants for the caterpillars are even more important than food for the adults if you want to help butterflies to multiply.
Vine identification in Moreton region
Moreton Bay Regional Council has released a new booklet to help residents identify and control weedy vines. Eighteen local vine species are also featured, including the Richmond Birdwing Vine (food source for caterpillars of the vulnerable Richmond Birdwing butterfly.) "Vines of the Moreton Bay Region" can be downloaded from www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au or collected from customer service centres, libraries, and environmental centres in the region. (December 2008)
Richmond Birdwing Butterfly, food plants, toxic plants
Other butterflies and butterfly-attracting plants
Butterflies and moths
Tropical Topics Newsletter No. 54 April 1999, Environmental Protection Agency, Qld Govt (PDF)
Australian Plants online - Sept 98, Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Some International Sites about Butterflies