Butterfly boom takes flight in north Queensland
A kaleidoscope of colour has enveloped parts of north Queensland as the region revels in a butterfly boom.
The explosion in numbers has caught the eye of scientists encouraged by the increase.
It flies in the face of fears in recent years that the iconic Ulysses butterfly may be dying out.
“One of the species we are seeing a large increase in numbers is the Ulysses,” said James Cook University senior botanist at the Queensland Herbarium, Ashley Field.
“A couple of years ago people were starting to become concerned that their numbers were down but their numbers are definitely up.”
The Cassowary Coast, Cairns, and the…