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New Food Plant Walk

Ever wondered how on earth we manage to feed over 1500 tropical butterflies a day? Pondered over what plant a Cairns Birdwing Butterfly eats or how much a Hercules Moth caterpillar consumes? Our brand new food plant walk is here to provide answers to all your buzzing, fluttering questions… The latest attraction at the Australian […]

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Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly: 5 Amazing Facts

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary has recently welcomed back the Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly! Scientifically known as Papilio demoleus, this intricately-patterned cream and black butterfly is widespread throughout Australia. To celebrate our newest arrival, we’ve decided to share five incredible facts about this pretty little critter… 1. The Chequered Swallowtail Doesn’t Have A Tail Although this butterfly […]

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3 Incredible Butterfly Migrations

Butterflies may be small, but butterfly migrations see them taking pretty huge journeys! From iconic Monarch butterflies, to the Australian Caper Whites, here’s 3 incredible butterfly migrations that beat all odds of nature.  Monarch Butterfly Migration (Photo Source: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/monarch-butterfly-migration/) Migrating from: Northeastern USA and Canada to South-West Mexico Length of migration: 3,000 miles How often does […]

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5 Awesome Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Photos To Copy

There is something so beautiful and intricate about butterflies. With colourful, detailed wings and tiny adorable faces, photographing butterflies is a fascinating art for itself. The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary provides a smorgasbord of beautiful photo opportunities. As well as providing a range of colourful tropical butterflies, the aviary itself has some spots that are so […]

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Stunning Blue Butterflies From Around The World

Blue is the rarest occurring colour in nature, with no true blue pigments in plants. In some ways, blue butterflies are natures way of completing the colour spectrum. From South American wonders to local Tropical icons, here’s some stunning blue butterflies from around the world… Australia: Blue Banded Eggfly (Hypolimnas Alimena) The Blue Banded Eggfly […]