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Eltham Copper Butterfly Festival 2015

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Flutter on down to Edendale Farm for a night of family fun
Bring the whole family and come to the Eltham Copper Butterfly Festival on Saturday 7 November 2015 from 5.00pm-8.00pm.
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Celebrating more than 25 years of community conservation of this beautiful, yet endangered, butterfly, the festival has moved to a new home at Edendale Farm in Eltham.

With plenty of activities for the kids, musical entertainment from the local primary school and coffee, cake and ice cream from Cafe Eden it will be a fabulous Saturday night out with the locals.

Bring a picnic!
Feel free to bring your picnic blanket and picnic dinner to the Eltham Copper Butterfly Festival. Relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings as the sun sets in Eltham town.

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Kids have a ball at the Eltham Copper Butterfly Festival.

What's so special about the Eltham Copper Butterfly?
The beautiful, petite Eltham Copper Butterfly was first discovered in Eltham in 1938. Within 20 years it had all but vanished and was thought to have become extinct. It wasn't until 1986 that it was spotted again in Eltham.

It won it's name because it really is a true local wonder - it survives only in Eltham, Greensborough, Castlemaine and Kiata. The community has since fought, through bushfires and deforestation, to keep this beautiful butterfly from disappearing again by conserving its natural habitat.

How to create your own butterfly garden
Ensuring its natural habitat is available is a key to helping the Eltham Copper Butterfly survive and thrive. Find out how you can make your garden butterfly-friendly - read the Edendale Butterfly Gardens information to find out what you need to plant.

Edendale Farm has had a facelift!
Haven't been to Edendale Farm in a while? Make sure you have a wander round and admire the hard work that's gone into transforming Edendale into a living resource of sustainability education.
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Why? Local fun for all the family in a gorgeous natural environment
When: Saturday 7 November 2015, 5pm - 8pm
Phone: 03 9433 3316
Where: Edendale Community Farm, 30 Gastons Road Eltham VIC 3094
Cost: Free
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I'll be having a look at what to plant to attract butterflies. They were everywhere when I was a kid but I hardly ever see them now.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7390) 1473 days ago
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