Helen Schwencke

Helen has been interested in invertebrates, their ecology and the environment since early childhood. Her interest in invertebrate conservation was particularly kindled in 1980 by an article in New Scientist. Her hobby and role in invertebrate conservation involves photographing life cycles.

In 1992 she co-authored and produced “Butterfly Magic” (now out of print) and in 1994 founded the Butterfly & Other Invertebrates Club, of which she was the President until 2006.

Owning a 30+-year-old butterfly host plant garden on a small – 405sq m – block in an inner Brisbane suburb, Helen has now raised 50 different species of butterflies from eggs laid on various host plants in her garden.

Helen’s other interests lie in the field of adult and community education. She is a group facilitator for Support Teams for Success (aka Success Teams), developed by Barbara Sher.

Woodford Folk Festival

Woodfordia Butterfly Project: at the Woodford Folk Festival, The Planting, and a monthly onsite Working bee at Stanmore.
Helen has been the main organiser of this project from 2004 – 2018. We are looking for a new organiser.  To express your interest please email us at info@earthling.com.au (please copy this address to avoid spam)  to inquire.

Idea Parties & Success Teams in SEQ & NNSW (Barbara Sher method) – Support Teams for Success
Turn your top of mind, or long forgotten, or cherished perhaps outlandish, dreams into realistic plans through an 8 week program for developing doable actions you can take immediately, and all with the support of a group of people mutually helping each other to reach their goals and dreams, while having fun and learning just how resourceful we are.