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Butterfly Gardening

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Flutter into the enchanting realm of butterfly gardening with Steve McCabe, a seasoned biologist and gardening enthusiast.

There are many local wildflowers that can serve as butterfly habitat in your garden, but you are not restricted to a ‘bushland garden’ if you wish to attract butterflies. You will also discover a huge range of plants suitable for kitchen gardens which also attract butterflies.

Join us to learn how to craft a garden that is not only visually stunning but also serves as a sanctuary for these delightful creatures.

At this workshop you will:

  • learn about the butterfly species found in Perth
  • learn how to select the perfect nectar-rich flower species to attract Perth’s butterfly species
  • understand the importance of host plants for butterfly larvae
  • deepen your understanding of the lifecycle of butterflies, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly
  • learn how you can create a supportive environment for each stage of their development
  • and gain practical knowledge and hands-on tips to transform your garden into a haven for butterflies.

Get ready to summon these magical winged visitors to your garden and discover how you can play a vital role in their conservation. Whether you’re a novice gardener or a seasoned green thumb, this workshop offers something for everyone who wants to experience the joy of butterfly gardening and contribute to the preservation of these beloved pollinators.

Suitable for adults and young people 14+.

With over 25 years of hands-on experience managing bushland for local governments, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to this captivating workshop. Throughout his career, Steve has dedicated himself to promoting biodiversity and creating sustainable landscapes that support local wildlife.

This is a Switch Your Thinking workshop in partnership with CREEC and the City of Canning.



June 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


City of Canning
1300 422 664


Canning River Eco Education Centre
Cnr Kent Street & Queens Park Road
Wilson, WA Australia
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(08) 9461 7160
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