Cabbage white butterflies abound following mild, moist summer

Gregor Heard
February 9 2024 - 3:06pm
Paddocks and roadsides are awash with cabbage white butterflies. Photo by Gregor Heard.
Paddocks and roadsides are awash with cabbage white butterflies. Photo by Gregor Heard.

Driving the roads of south-eastern Australia motorists are not only confronted with green roadsides more often seen in spring but more noticeably thousands of small, white butterflies.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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