Create More Butterflies | By Frank Jordan & Helen Schwencke (book)

$32.00 Incl GST

A guide to 48 butterflies and their host-plants for south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales


By Frank Jordan & Helen Schwencke
Brisbane: Earthling Enterprises, 2005. Over 5,000 copies sold.


May 2020 – Create More Butterflies got a new cover and some inside photos have been replaced.


This book contains over 250 full colour photos of butterfly lifecycles and caterpillar food plants for 48 different species of butterflies that occur in the south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Thirty-one of the 48 species covered were raised from butterfly eggs laid on host plants grown in a 16 perch (405 sq m) inner suburban garden in Brisbane. Photos are of living animals. Much other information is also covered.



Introduction   pp 1 – 4
What’s in a name

The Butterflies   pp 5 – 52

Getting Started with Butterfly Gardening   pp 53 – 54

Guests for Dinner   pp 55 – 57

Wild butterfly locations    pp 58 – 67
Boondall Wetlands
Mt Coot-tha
Stanley River Park
Yoorala Street Revegetation Project, Enoggera Creek, The Gap
White’s Hill Reserve & the Bulimba Creek Catchment
Cameron’s Scrub and Sapling Pocket, Ipswich
Conondale Range

Observing Nature     pp 68 – 75
Don’t Eat Me – the Plant’s Point of View
Don’t Eat Me – the Butterfly’s Point of View
Raising Caterpillars
Ecological Relationships and Population Cycles

Nectar Plants    p 76

Day-flying Moths (mostly)    pp 77 – 78

Resources    p 79

Index    p 80 – 83

Contacts    p 84

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