butterfly feeders
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New Butterfly Feeders

We have new butterfly feeders! After 29 years, our original feeders are starting to wear out and the product is no longer available. Additionally, some of our new species only have short proboscis that couldn’t reach the nectar through the old feeder lids. Tina, our Lab Supervisor, has designed new feeders that have different colours. […]

welcome to koko
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Welcome to Koko!

We’re a bit belated, but please join us in welcoming Koko to our team here at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary! Pepe has abandoned us to go traveling (oh no!), so Koko has stepped into the lab to take over. It’s a busy job feeding and caring for 3000 hungry little caterpillars every day, so we are […]

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Morning Tea at the Sanctuary

On Tuesday this week, we hosted a morning tea for a group of local ladies from Cairns. They started their visit with a guided tour of the sanctuary, learning about our butterflies and their life cycle. Once they were done, we served tea and coffee with nibbles on the deck between our Aviary and Laboratory. The […]

Birdwing butterfly display
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Birdwing Butterfly Display

We are excited to announce our new Birdwing Butterfly Display in our museum! David, who works in our breeding laboratory, has been breeding butterflies since he was 9 and also pins and sets butterflies for display. He has helped to create this masterpiece, and it looks wonderful in our museum! Make sure you check it […]

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 […]

butterfly wedding
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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 […]