Coming Events

Do you know of an event or project where the conservation of NZ’s butterflies and/or moths and/or their habitat is being encouraged or promoted? We are happy to share the information here. Sometimes it will be the MBNZT that is promoting it but often there are individuals or other groups (formal and informal, paid or voluntary) doing the hard work. Please send an email to and we’ll be happy to tell others about your efforts here.

Tour of the Butterfly Habitat

Saturday, 15 March, 11am-12.30pm, Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve, Whitney Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
Maria Romero from Christchurch will be there to share her knowledge and tips.
Accessible by bus, whanau friendly, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this gorgeous Auckland park.


Sunday, 16 March, 1.30pm, YMCA Mt Albert Community and Leisure Centre, Auckland. Best entrance is in Wairere Avenue, Mt Albert.

Plant Sale

At close of business there will be a PLANT SALE: cuttings, plants and seeds for your butterfly garden/habitat

Please bring along anything you’d like to share (not necessarily swan plants). There will also be items from our on-line shop available for purchase. We hope to see you there! If there is anything special you would like to see possibly purchase, please email us 2-3 days beforehand so we can ensure that they’re there. And if you can’t come you can send apologies to