Butterfly Conservation SA is pleased to invite you to 'Come and See' the mutual symbiosis between the ant, caterpillar and butterfly in the grassland of Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park/Park 16 and involve yourself in storytelling and creating art.
Andrew Crompton and Greg Coote will show interested guests the habitat of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) butterfly, the host plant Native Sorrel (Oxalis perennans) and the obligate ants (Iridomyrmex rufoniger) that look after the caterpillars, herding them to their food and taking them down into the ant nest for protection from predators.
Kate McMurray will tell the story of the mutual symbiosis between the ant, caterpillar and butterfly and capture the magic and mystery of this amazing interspecies interaction, amongst the grassy woodland in Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park/Park 16.
Kathleen Patitsas will bring to life the photographic images provided by Greg Coote and encourage young and old to paint and draw their favourites, whilst seated in the grassy woodland in Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park/Park 16.
Sessions will rotate every 30 minutes so everyone can participate in exploring, storytelling and artistic activities.
Families are invited to attend and children are free, but will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.