Butterfly boom sweeps across Queensland

By Australian Geographic 9 April 2020
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Some good nature news!

Queenslanders have been enjoying a butterfly boom that’s swept across South-East Queensland over the last couples of weeks. 

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary’s Robin Cruse said the sudden boom is due to the drought-breaking rain South-East Queensland has experienced.

The gorgeously coloured lemon migrant, blue triangle and blue tiger butterflies are among those migrating. 

“The butterflies are migrating and looking for food plants to lay their eggs on which is why we see a lot of them out and about right now,” Robin says.

“It’s a beautiful spectacle and a timely reminder that while we’re cocooning at home, nature continues to amaze us, right outside our front door.”