The Australian Plants Society (Victoria) is dedicated to promoting, growing and the conservation of Australian native plants, in gardens, community areas and their original environments.
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Check closely and you might find some of those cabbage moths are native butterflies!NOT EVERY WHITE BUTTERFLY IS A ‘CABBAGE WHITE’.Some white butterflies are NATIVE – and their caterpillars won’t ruin ANY of your veggies!The ‘Cabbage White’, an introduced European pest, has pale dirty-yellow hind-wings with grey markings and will readily hang around the nearest patch of cabbage-related plants. Only the male of the ‘Yellow Albatross’ looks similar – but is a little larger and usually has a bright yellow lower hindwing and crisp black markings (the female looks quite different).All species of ‘Pearl-White’ butterfly (which are all VERY similar) are only a little smaller than a Cabbage White – but they have “pearly" or "chalky" white hind-wings and don’t have any spots on their upper wings. The ‘White Migrant’ is larger than all the others – but has very little in the way of markings on it’s underwings at all, and it’s upperwings very rarely open except in flight. … See MoreSee Less
ANGAIR have a great online nature show this year! Please check it out and share widely – the conservation and education work they do in the Anglesea and Aireys Inlet area is very inspiring!The 2021 virtual nature show is live today at www.angairnatureshow.org.au . The website has been refreshed and there are new things to see and do through four Themes. Create and Play has things to do during lockdown. Explore self guided walks for those who are lucky enough to get out into our wonderful environment. Many videos of our local treasures for those at home. Lots to Learn. The Wonder theme has lots of new images. Our threatened species are celebrated in Protect. New items are loaded frequently. Check What’s New on the Home Page. … See MoreSee Less
Well if you cannot visit our superb botanic gardens there are online events and “immersive” experiences that don’t get you wet!Victoria Nature Festival starts today! Join us online for a series of engaging online events and immersive videos. • 🐭 See what makes bandicoots so marvellous and how they keep our environment healthy! • 🌾 Explore the Australian Forest Walk, one of the treasured Living Collections at Melbourne Gardens.• 🧘🏻 Slow down and breathe easily to the soothing sounds of a guided meditation led by harpist Michael Johnson.🌿Connect with nature from the comfort of your home.To find out more: bit.ly/3ks0WfMPhotograph: Lily pads on Nymphaea Lake, Melbourne Gardens#VicOurNature … See MoreSee Less