Robyn Baker

Richmond Birdwing Butterfly

My artwork depicts the beautiful Richmond Birdwing Butterfly which is endemic to the Sunshine Coast but sadly under threat of extinction. The butterflys are show on the Birdwing Butterfly Vine which is the main food source for the species, but which is also under threat. Both the vine and the butterfly are currently part of a reintroduction program being conducted by local government and schools which has seen the planting of the vine in many locations on the Sunshine Coast in the hopes that the new plants will encourage population growth of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly. I hope that through my artwork I can raise awareness about this unique species.

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Mooloolaba Road & Golf Links Road, Buderim QLD

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