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P is for Pollinators

Sunday, 3 September 2017, 4:59 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

“But perhaps in our case the “B” stands for butterflies,” said Jacqui Knight, Community Liaison Facilitator for the Trust, with a smile. More >>

How do you recognise an overwintering monarch?

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:24 am | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

People are asking how to find overwintering monarchs, and Jacqui Knight, secretary of the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust shares the trick. More >>

Swan plants are not a convenience food

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 7:58 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

“Don’t throw those leftover swan plants away,” said Jacqui Knight, Community Liaison for the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust. More >>

Rare butterfly sighted on remote island

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 7:57 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

The forest ringlet appears to be thriving on Te Hauturu-o-Toi or Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf More >>

Where are NZ’s butterflies?

Friday, 30 October 2015, 9:39 am | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

It’s confirmed: anecdotal evidence tells us that New Zealand’s butterflies and moths are on the decline. But now statistics are needed to document this situation before endemic species disappear altogether. More >>

As predicted monarch butterflies at risk

Sunday, 25 October 2015, 2:00 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

As predicted by the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust a few months ago, it’s a dire situation for New Zealand’s monarch butterflies More >>

The Monarch is dead, long live the Monarch

Monday, 18 March 2013, 12:09 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

"The king is dead, long live the king!". The original phrase was translated from the French 'Le roi est mort, vive le roi!' , which was first declared upon the accession to the French throne of Charles VII after the death of his father Charles ... More >>

Inmates, tagging and... butterflies?

Friday, 1 March 2013, 9:36 am | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

Now that autumn’s arrived butterfly lovers around New Zealand are tagging Monarch butterflies. And in a few weeks they’ll hear from a USA scientist how tagging is helping prisoners in a Washington State Penitentiary. More >>

Where Are Our Butterflies?

Monday, 25 February 2013, 12:08 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

Up and down the country Monarch lovers are wondering what has happened to the big, bright orange butterflies this summer. More >>

Where have all the butterflies gone?

Monday, 5 March 2012, 3:21 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

This year many schoolchildren will be finding out where; they will be on the lookout for their butterflies having tagged them as part of a national science project. More >>

Butterflies to cheer Canterbury

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 11:41 am | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

Monarch butterflies are flying to Christchurch from all over the country in time for the 22 February commemoration of the 2011 earthquake. “We asked ourselves what we could do to help the recovery effort and knowing how much Christchurch people ... More >>

Butterflies to cheer Canterbury

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 5:37 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

This summer The Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust has arranged two ‘close up and personal’ exhibits of butterflies– Monarchs and Admirals–to brighten the lives of earthquake-ravaged Christchurch residents. More >>

One-of-a-Kind Valentine’s Day gift

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 5:35 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

The Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust is raising funds to make its Christchurch events this summer possible. And as a result they are auctioning on TradeMe the naming rights to their star butterfly, a beautiful, large orange and black Monarch. More >>

An unseasonable season?

Wednesday, 26 October 2011, 10:04 am | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

The behaviour of Monarch butterflies over the winter is being continually monitored by members of the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust as well as a band of citizen scientists. More >>

Ever wonder where Monarch butterflies go for the winter?

Sunday, 17 April 2011, 2:08 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

The Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust is looking for ‘citizen scientists’ throughout the country to report sightings as the Monarchs follow their annual migration. A degree is not needed; anyone can take part, and everyone, schools included, are welcome ... More >>

Schools love tagging...Monarch butterflies

Thursday, 27 January 2011, 10:43 am | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

Tagging involves the placement of small white stickers on the hindwings of newly merged Monarchs, the last generation of the summer. When the butterflies are found again, the data is analysed to give an indication of their overwintering behaviour ... More >>

Award to Earthlore in Owaka

Friday, 7 January 2011, 2:47 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

The Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust is proud to announce that Earthlore, of Owaka in The Catlins, has been awarded certification as a shining example of butterfly garden/habitat. More >>

Science project at risk through lack of funds

Monday, 7 December 2009, 10:13 am | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

A science project open to all New Zealanders and used by many primary schools is at risk due to lack of funding. The tagging of Monarch butterflies to show their overwintering behaviour and an indication of climate change started as a voluntary ... More >>

Great examples of NZ butterfly habitat

Saturday, 10 October 2009, 1:48 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

The Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust is proud to announce three candidates for inaugural awards of being known as ‘Certified Butterfly Garden or Habitat’. More >>

BAD for NZ butterflies

Sunday, 4 October 2009, 4:21 pm | Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

Concern for New Zealand’s endemic butterflies has stirred members of the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust to announce 10 October as Butterfly Awareness Day. More >>

 

 

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