Some great resources have been produced by a number of organisations with contributions from staff and knowledgeable community members.

Download electronic versions of these great regional resources.

For hard copies visit your local council.

Butterflies of the Illawarra

“Butterflies can’t fly if they are too cold (body temperature below about 25 degrees) which is why you will most often see them in warmer months in the sun”.

“The fastest butterflies can fly at over 48 km/ hour, the slowest at only 8 km/ hour”.

These are just some of the cool facts you can learn by downloading the electronic version of the ‘Butterflies of the Illawarra’ brochure.

Endangered Ecological Communities of the Illawarra

“An ecological community is an assemblage of species, including plants and animals, which occupy a particular
area. They are generally recognised by the characteristic plant (tree, shrub, ground cover) species that dominate
the community, in combination with other factors such as soil type, altitude, topography or location”.

EECs of the Illawarra is a great brochure identifying some key endangered vegetation communities in our region and some identifiable features of each.

This is a great tool for anyone who is looking to become familiar with vegetation of the Illawarra.

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Frogs of the Illawarra

“This brochure is designed to help you identify different species of frogs that live in your local area and give you some ideas about how you can make your garden frog-friendly. More than thirty frog species have been identified in the Illawarra region. This brochure showcases sixteen species found in the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama Council areas of the Illawarra, from Helensburgh in the north to Gerroa in the south”.

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Illawarra Birds – A photo guide

This brochure will very quickly help you to learn the common birds of the Illawarra with a check list of birds and a photo of each species to help you to identify them.