“Could it be? Could it really be?” I started to get excited. The Bush Club kids looked at me with suspicion as I leapt up and squealed. Fumbling for my phone I tried to capture what I knew was a rare sight indeed. My name is Narell Neville. I run a Bush Kindy, called Greystone Farm Nature Play, deep in the rainforest at the base of Mt Tamborine. A place where the endangered Richmond Birdwing Butterfly (Ornithoptera
Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network Committee
& Gold Coast Area Representative. Mr. Todd Burrows from
We showed them all the cool spots where the established vines are growing, where we have seen the butterflies, and where we think would be some good spots to plant new vines. They were as thrilled as we were to spot a few Richmond Birdwing Butterflies while we were there.
A big planting day was quickly organised and a number of families excitedly joined us in getting these vines in the ground.Every week we check and water them. They are growing very well. Discovering our first caterpillar has given us so much hope for this worthwhile project.We will soon invite interested people to come and look at what we have done.
If you would like to see this beautiful space for yourself, please contact Narell @ Greystone Farm Nature Play.
We are so proud. We hope the butterflies thrive and live forever.
I have been a Family Day Care educator for 7 years. We work with the local Kombumerri Indigenous protected area under full support, blessings and guidance. I teach language, songs, stories, culture and bushlore. I aim to assist my children to develop their 7th sense, their natural sense so that our world will be a better place with them in it.
We would love to receive a grant for reference books, tool, and more plants.
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