Upper Dawson Butterfly Weekend

Come along and celebrate Wildlife Queensland’s 60th birthday with a weekend of butterfly fun at the Dawson Valley Butterfly Weekend.

Who doesn’t love the brilliance of butterflies? The Dawson Valley is lucky to have several endemic species as well as more familiar Queensland favourites.

Over the weekend of the 15–16 October, the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland’s Upper Dawson Branch is celebrating the Society’s 60th year with a weekend of fun, fluttery joy.

Come along to our THEODORE event on Sunday 16 October 2022 and be enthralled by two butterfly education and identification workshops run by expert guide Cliff Meyer.

You can also engage in a spot of citizen science on a guided ‘butterfly walk’ to survey and record the species seen. Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade.

As well as mingling with like-minded nature lovers and enjoying morning tea and some free celebratory butterfly cake, you’ll learn:

  • about Queensland’s butterflies and their lifecycle and ecological importance
  • how to identify particular butterfly species
  • how you can help sight and survey for butterflies and record your findings in useful ways.

See the full program below, and book online today as spaces are limited.


8:00–8:30 am – Arrival & welcome

8:30–9:30 am – Workshop: An introduction to butterflies & their ecological importance

9:30–11:15 am – Butterfly walk and survey

11:15 am –12.15 pm – Return to workshop site for BYO picnic lunch and provided butterfly cake

12:15–1:15 pm – Workshop: Butterfly identification tips & techniques

1:15–2:30/3:00 pm – Butterfly walk & talk

3:00 pm – Close & farewell

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Event Times

08:00 am - 03:00 pm Daily from 15th October, 2022 to 16th October, 2022

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Disclaimer: This event is not an FBA run event. FBA is unable to accept responsibility for the conduct of this event and any associated changes.