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Butterfly Scientist Talks "Science" to Year 1-4 students.

As part of the Lower school’s science investigations about Insects, South American scientist Sambhu Hemchandranauth and his wife Alliea recently visited our Year 1 – 4 students to discuss their research on the effect of different land management practices (urban, agriculture and forest) on butterfly abundance and diversity within Australia.   
Presently, they are in Australia to conduct a 12-month survey of butterfly species in this region. One of the areas that they are surveying is the Mossman/ Daintree area. Since June, they have been setting up butterfly traps in urban areas of Mossman and Port Douglas, forested area of the Daintree Rainforest and sugarcane fields in the Daintree.   They have already recorded some interesting species that are considered to be quite unique to this area.
Students enjoyed Sambhu’s presentation immensely with lots of beautiful photographs, discussions and even a ‘release’ of their most recent survey specimens.