Rare butterfly display funding – Lithgow Environment Group
Seeking to preserve the balance of nature in our region.


Posted: Sunday 07 February 2021 01:24 am

Ms Favell said she was lucky to be able to see this butterfly in real life.

"The photo I got is honestly a one in a billion shot, I just happened to be crouching down and was able to snap it," she said.

Ms Favell applied for funding from Local Land Services last year to get the display up.

"I put the idea to [Lithgow City Council tourism manager] Simon Francis, who approved it and then we went ahead with it," she said.

On Friday, May 17 Logan Signs owner Josh Logan put up the large picture of the rare butterfly in the Tourism Centre.

The small butterfly, commonly known as the Purple Copper Butterfly only comes out for a span of a couple of weeks during Spring within the Lithgow area.

Read more at the Lithgow Mercury.