I REFER to your front page article regarding Ocean Park's ambitious plans to help save endangered butterflies. Contrary to the figures quoted, regarding the monthly record for the number of butterflies, it is well documented at Ocean Park that such numbers had been exceeded previously, namely in December 1989, March 1990 and in July 1990. Further, such a figure is of little value without also including the number of different species of butterflies. It is hardly a proud boast, for instance, to have produced 3,000 odd numbers of Cabbage Whites! As regard to the 'rare' plants for the beautiful Bird-Wing Butterfly, such 'rare' plants are easily propagated via cuttings and both seeds and mature plants are easily obtainable from any large commercial plant nursery. In fact these 'rare' plants are so prolific in parts of Australia that they are practically regarded as weeds! If Ocean Park is serious about conservation, then perhaps it might be more prudent to present accurate facts and figures and to have people responsible for such projects to at least have an inkling as to what is involved.