butterfly courtship
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Friday Fun Fact – Butterfly Courtship

Butterfly courtship is often very beautiful to watch. The male butterfly shows off his handsome colours – he’s usually very good looking! By following the lady butterfly and mimicking her movements, he’s trying to prove that he’s ‘got the moves’ – that he’s the best flyer around. The final courtship manoeuvre by the male is to […]

territorial butterflies
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Friday Fun Fact – Territorial Butterflies

Did you know? Some species of butterflies can be quite territorial. For example, Common Eggfly butterflies are some of the most territorial butterflies around. They will choose one spot that they consider to be theirs, and chase away any intruders including Cairns Birdwings which are more than twice their size. Walking through the Butterfly Sanctuary, you often […]

Kuranda Weddings
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Butterfly Releases for Weddings

We’ve talked about having your wedding at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, but did you know we can also help you with butterfly releases for weddings? Releasing butterflies at weddings has become a popular new tradition. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to rice, confetti and balloons … and is a beautiful way to celebrate your union! The butterfly […]

lemon migrant butterflies
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Friday Fun Fact – Lemon Migrant Butterflies

We are excited to have beautiful sun-yellow Lemon Migrant butterflies (Catopsilia Pomona) at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary now. They are a vibrant, striking butterfly. Their wing colour can vary from yellow to creamy white, with dark margins. Their caterpillars are a well camouflaged green colour with creamy white lines along each side. The Lemon Migrant […]

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A Butterfly Wedding

Every little girl dreams of her wedding growing up – some even dream of a butterfly wedding! We were proud to host the wedding of Sam & Mark last year, who had exactly that. Our sanctuary is perfect for weddings and events. In Sam & Mark’s case, they held the ceremony inside our aviary on the Butterfly […]

Monarch Butterflies in Australia
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Friday Fun Fact – Monarch Butterflies in Australia

We are proud to say we now have Monarch butterflies in Australia … more specifically, we have Monarch butterflies here at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary! This photo is of the first Monarch butterfly to be bred at the Butterfly Sanctuary … ever! Monarch butterflies are one of the most well-known butterflies in the world. They originated […]