7 Ways You Can Help Butterflies and Moths

When butterflies and moths flourish, so do most birds, bats and freshwater fishes. As pollinators (day and night!), they help plant life as well. They recycle waste material too, by eating rotten flesh and vegetation. Did you know that some species – for example, the Ulysses butterfly – have been in decline over the last […]

The Ulysses Butterfly is back in the aviary

The Ulysses is back in the aviary!! For the first time since September last year (2022), we have some newly-released Ulysses in the Aviary. They’re a short-lived species, so if you want a chance to see one, get here quick! For some background, there was a catastrophic collapse in the breeding of the Ulysses back […]

A Moths Perspective – What Lights Are They Attracted To?

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Most species of moth are nocturnal, which may be why you don’t see these beautiful creatures much. Scientists discovered that moths could slow their brain to allow them to see in dim light yet still fly, but this doesn’t explain how they fly in complete darkness. Almost all type of lighting works to attract moths. […]

Colourful months ahead of us

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How rainy was this April’s weather? Quite annoying was it for us human beings dealing with flooded roads and the noise of constant raindrops on our houses’ roof. However, due to the latest weather conditions being wetter than previous years – we can expect colourful months ahead of us. In particular, up here in North […]

14 Romantic Activities in Cairns for Couples

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Whether you’ve been married for 30 years, or are going on your second date, these romantic activities in Cairns for couples are sure to add a little extra heat to the tropics! Read on for 14 romantic activities in Cairns for couples that are so perfect, they are pretty much scenes from real life romance […]

10 Incredible Monarch Butterfly Facts

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Today we share 10 incredible Monarch Butterfly facts. The Monarch Butterfly species is undoubtedly one of the most iconic in the whole world. Here’s 10 Monarch Butterfly facts that will show these butterflies are just as interesting as they are beautiful. 1. They Have Slow Motion Clapping Wings The average butterfly flaps its wings around […]

10 School Holiday Activities in Kuranda

Looking for school holiday activities in Kuranda? From magical fairy quests, to adorable Australian animals, Kuranda has an abundance of activities to keep kids of all ages entertained. Today we’ve rounded up 10 school holiday activities in Kuranda that may just make these holidays the best yet! 1.Be Surrounded By Butterflies at The Australian Butterfly […]

The Common Eggfly Butterfly: 10 Incredible Facts

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When it comes to the Common Eggfly Butterfly, the word “common” certainly doesn’t equate to boring! Today we share 10 facts about this incredible butterfly species. 1. As a Pupa, Its Life Literally Hangs By a Thread The pupa of the Common Eggfly suspends itself by just one point! 2. Its Name Is Pretty Literal […]

5 Stunning Red Butterflies

Red butterflies are undoubtedly striking, so much so, that there are many myths and symbols surrounding them. As a matter of fact, some Native American tribes believe that a red butterfly is a sign of a powerful spirit. On the other hand, a red butterfly was actually believed to be a disguised witch in ancient […]

Do Butterflies Sleep?

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With fluttering wings adorned with vibrant patterns, butterflies certainly look like they are from a dream. But do butterflies sleep themselves? Today we delve into the common question: do butterflies sleep? Define Sleep For humans, sleep involves an oscillation of sleep cycles, ranging from a light sleep, to a deep REM sleep. As far as […]