Butterflies flutter by at Blockhouse Bay

Last Updated : 12 Oct 2017
Butterflies flutter by at Blockhouse Bay
Whau Local Board members and Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust Secretary Jacqui Knight releasing monarch butterflies.

Following an agreement with Whau Local Board, the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust will establish a butterfly garden in Blockhouse Bay Recreation Reserve.

The butterfly garden will be used as a community asset for the conservation of butterflies. The trust will also support activities that help the public learn about butterflies, and involve community members in volunteering at the garden.

An information pack on the butterfly garden will be made available to the public. The area for the garden is home to broad-leaf native plants and swan plants, which attract Monarch butterflies. About 375m2 has been allocated to the butterfly garden at the reserve, which is located at 31-35 Terry Street.

The partnership is an example of Auckland Council’s new Empowered Communities Approach. This has been developed to support a more effective and community-led approach to the way the council provides services and supports communities.

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