25 Mar 2018 Year 6/7s become Lepidoptera (butterfly) experts at Penambol Conservation Park!

Bryan and I were recently joined by the Year 6/7 class from Glenburnie Primary School for a wander at the Butterfly Walk, Penambol Conservation Park. It was an excursion full of learning, and one of the first things we learnt was that Mr G was quite skilled at very nearly catching butterflies!

A butterfly temporarily detained for identification

A butterfly temporarily detained for identification

Once the students took control of the butterfly net we had more luck and the students were able to confidently identify several species by observing their unique characteristics. We saw common browns, shouldered browns, barred grass skippers, and cabbage whites. We also captured a moth and discussed the differences between the two groups of insects.

Bryan and his collection of butterflies from the local area

Bryan and his collection of butterflies from the local area

The excursion was part of ForestrySA’s Biodiversity Schools program.

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Rose Thompson
Rose Thompson
rose.thompson@natureglenelg.org.au