Not a large variety of different types of butterfly, I suspect due to the lack of flowering species. The banks mainly consisted of grasses some with seed heads and closer to the water edge in vegetative state.
During my 20 minute butterfly count in my backyard I only came across White Butterflies. 3 landed in flowers and up to possibly 5 flew over the fence but may have flown back over again.
Three White Butterflies were seen, two landed in grassland areas and one flew over the sight.
Three Cabbage Whites (Pieris rapae)were seen. The butterflies flew around the site and one landed on a convolvulus silvery moon. The other butterflies flew through the site and did not land or feed on an plants.
Landed on a Camellia Bush.
For the ECOL202 Butterfly assignment, I went to the Liffey Domain which is a wild place. Within 20 minutes, I saw one Yellow Admiral which was flying less than 10 metres away. I also observed 3 Monarch Butterflies and 5 Common Cabbage White butterflies over 10 metres away, which were flying among the vegetation. I was unable to get any photos of the butterflies, as they were either too flighty or too far away to get a decent photo.
We walked through the Kahikatea Loop Track, in Riccarton Bush, to look for butterflies in a 'wild' location, as part of the Ecol202 Butterfly mission. However, we did not find any sightings of butterflies after 20 minutes. The photo shows what type of native forest we were walking through while looking for the butterflies.
For the Ecol202 Butterfly mission, I went to Riccarton Bush to look for butterflies for 20 minutes in a garden. In total, I found 7 Monarch butterflies and one Cabbage White butterfly. The Monarch butterfly main activity was flying around and resting on Dahlia flowers, which were in great abundance.
Viewed in the backyard of Centennial Hall block 5 around noon. Heaps were flying around in pairs.
As part of Lincoln University's Biological Diversity course (Ecol202), we run a series of Nature Journal exercises where students practise species identifications and monitoring techniques. Mission #1 is the Great Canterbury Butterfly Hunt, where everyone spends one 20 minute period on a warm sunny day in a garden and another in a wild plac... ...more ↓
As part of Lincoln University's Biological Diversity course (Ecol202), we run a series of Nature Journal exercises where students practise species identifications and monitoring techniques. Mission #1 is the Great Canterbury Butterfly Hunt, where everyone spends one 20 minute period on a warm sunny day in a garden and another in a wild place, counting butterflies. Students also record any associated caterpillar food plants at these sites and any flowers they see the butterflies visiting.
The nice project icon photo of a monarch is by 2011 student Thornton Scott.
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