Volunteering

Yellowish Sedge-skipper Recovery

28 June 2019

Planting day! 

Help us re-establish the Yellowish Sedge-skipper Butterfly at Greenfields Wetlands, Salisbury Highway

The Yellowish Sedge-skipper Butterfly is host-specific, which means it only raises its caterpillars on a single plant species; Thatching Grass (Gahnia filum).

The butterfly used to flourish in Gahnia sedgelands on the northern Adelaide coastal plains. But it has not been seen in the area since 1985 and is believed to be regionally extinct.

So, the more Thatching Grass sedgeland we plant in the area the better chance this butterfly has!

Bookings essential

This project is supported by CVA, Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, City of Salisbury through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and Ingham’s.

Location

Salisbury

Depart from CVA: 134 South Road Torrensville

Departure time: 7.50am


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Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges