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In autumn we see not only how colourful butterflies are when they fly but also how well “camouflaged” they are when resting on logs or rocks. Will we see Imperial Jezebels, Australian Painted Ladies, Common Brown butterflies and/or others that are around in Autumn? We all love sunlight, and we owe many glorious and sweet-scented flowers, at least those of long tubular form, to the butterflies and moths that pollinate them. Join our local expert, Suzi Bond to see and hear about butterflies and the plants they like near the summit of Black Mountain.

It will be a generally easy walk with some steep sections and steps.

Copies of the “Field Guide to the Butterflies of the Australian Capital Territory” by Suzi Bond with Steve Holliday and John Stein will be for sale. Other booklets will be for sale, too.

Meet: Lookout Terrace slightly uphill from Telstra Tower on Black Mountain (see balloons).

Bring: Friends and family. Binoculars to see the butterflies more clearly if you wish. Water. Snacks if you wish. ‘Gold Coin Donation’.

Wear: Sturdy walking gear, including hat and stout shoes.

Please Book: Places are limited, so please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com, or phone Linda (0437 298 711). It helps us to have enough light refreshments, and to let you know if arrangements need to change (e.g. because of the weather).