Are you interested in finding out what plants and critters live the fenced-off grassy area in the middle of Victoria Park? This area is known as the Victoria Park Pakapakanthi Grasslands and contains habitat for the rare Chequered Copper Butterfly.
This area protects an endangered ecological community of remnant Grey Box Grassy Woodland, which is looked after by the City of Adelaide’s Biodiversity team. Butterfly Conservation SA (BSCA) volunteers also help to look after this area and regularly monitor the area for critters - especially the rare Chequered Copper Butterfly!
In spring you will find pop-up interpretive signage and Kaurna art within this fenced area showcasing some of the rarest species found in Adelaide – including the Chequered Copper Butterfly (Lucia limbaria) and Swollen Spear-grass (Austrostipa gibbosa).
Kids (and adults!) will love exploring one of Adelaide’s most unique natural habitats - what could be better, fresh air, science, history, art, nature!
Pick up or download an activity booklet to guide you through and provide extra information.
Pack your hat, water bottle, sunscreen, magnifying glass and get amongst our inner-city biodiversity!
This is a self-guided attraction so please select a day and time that suits you. To increase the chance to see butterflies, we recommend mild-warm condition with light to no wind.
Where can I pick up an activity booklet?
You can pick up an activity booklet from the South Australian Museum, City of Adelaide Customer Centre (25 Pirie St), Hutt St Library or from any of the cafes in Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi from late Late September – mid-November.
Is the booklet free?
Will I need a pencil?
Yes, please bring your own.
I want to bring my school class / after-hours school vacation group on a different day, should I contact anyone?
Contact the Customer Centre on 8203 7203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to enquire if there are any booklets available. If not, you can print them at school. It will be a great opportunity for your class to engage with biodiversity, right in the heart of the city. There may be other activities your class can participate in on the same day, i.e. tours of the Museum, State Library or Art Gallery.
COVID-19 safe arrangements
All attendees will be required to follow the current advice (on the day) from SA Health regarding COVID19 safety. Hand sanitiser will be provided and social distancing will be encouraged. There will be trained COVID19 marshals on site to ensure appropriate safety measures are being met.
How can I get involved with Butterfly Conservation SA and volunteer at the site?
Contact the Chairman of BCSA for a friendly chat - Gerry: 0407 972 149, Chairman@butterflyconservationsa.net.au
Join the BCSA’s Friends of Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) Butterfly or other natural resource groups such as the Australian Plant Society (SA) or Nature Conservation Society (SA)
Learn more about the BCSA:
For more information email email@example.com