Saturday, May 27, 2017

Red and Yellow Admiral Butterflies

Red Admiral
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.

Yellow Admiral
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.

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