Plants that attract butterflies
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Flying weeds: how the monarch butterfly colonised Australia
The monarch butterfly is seemingly embraced by Australians as a part of the ecosystem, but it's actually native to North America and depends on plant hosts from other parts of the world. Ann Jones investigates how this pretty insect came to make its home on Australian shores.
Instagram post by VisitCanberra • Mar 31, 2016 at 7:47pm UTC
The Australian National Botanic Gardens is about more than just plants. The wide variety of plants and habitats attract a wide range of animals to the gardens and they in turn help to keep the ecosystem of the gardens healthy. At @ANBGalive you might spot possums, water dragons, kangaroos, birds, echidnas and, of course, butterflies. Photo by Instagrammer @gmwyncoll. #visitcanberra