Restoration by the community for the community.
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Co ordinators are Rex Bushell 854-0973 and Rod Lugton 855-9966 .
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Red and Yellow Admiral Butterflies
Progress is being made to reintroduce Red Admiral butter
flies to the gully. We have propagated a number the nettle plants that they
require for breeding. We are fencing off an out-of-the way area for the nettle
and there will be signage on the fence to warning people that touching the
plants will cause an unpleasant irritation.
We have identified a river bank on the Hauraki plans that
has nettle and Red Admirable butterflies. This will be the source of stock once
our nettle plants are established. Yellow admirals are already present in the
gully so we are looking forward for their population to increase.