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Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count

7 November 2022, 8:00 am - 10 December 2022, 5:00 pm

Richmond birdwing butterfly

Brisbane Catchments Network and all member groups are inviting the Brisbane population to participate in this year’s Big Butterfly Count from November – December 2022. No matter the age or knowledge level, Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count is for everyone.


Around 160 different butterfly species have been recorded in the Brisbane area. They have the potential to be indicators of environmental health, not least thanks to their close relationship with plants.

In our fast-growing city butterflies’ habitat can become sparse and fragmented as once large vegetated properties make way to housing developments, usually coinciding with the loss of valuable native plants.

Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count will put the spotlight on this loss and allow for learning about how to protect habitat, and how to bring back native larval host plants to our city’s environment, be it in gardens or in public spaces. To realise that butterflies are important pollinators and part of the food chain and to understand and value our butterfly populations will support those efforts.

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7 November 2022, 8:00 am
10 December 2022, 5:00 pm
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