Saving the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly by Taking on a Killer Weed

Picture of the dutchman's pipe plant with a warning "poison" sign and a picture of a Richmond birdwing butterfly

Escaping from gardens, the Dutchman’s Pipe has invaded native habitats including rainforests, riparian zones, roadsides, and agricultural areas. Its most concerning impact, however, is its interaction with the endangered Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia).


10 ways you can support local wildlife without leaving your backyard!

Close up of a water dragon.

Due to the small size of remaining patches of bushland within our city and the subsequent low population numbers supporting some animal and plant species within bushland remnants, our actions can directly impact which species thrive or disappear from these urban habitat islands. This includes decisions such as allowing our…