Sorry, we are not raising monarch butterflies this year but will offer them again in 2022
Enjoy a mixed release of 25 painted lady and 5 monarch butterflies to release from personalized envelopes. The personalize individual release envelopes are included with the package price along with your color choice of the envelope. If you prefer a mass release please scroll down and see the choices of Decorator Boxes and Display options for the butterflies. We recommend any of the butterfly release options below for a mass release of this package. If you add a mass release product, any package with monarch butterflies will need to be transferred into the mass release product. All live butterflies are shipped FedEx priority overnight to arrive the day before your event.
Shipping is in addition to the package price. The cost is 35.00 for shipping in the state of Florida and 45.00 for all others. An additional 15.00 for Saturday deliveries for Sunday's events. Most packages arrive before 10:30 AM the day before your Release Date. Some areas may have a later delivery time, your commitment time and tracking number will be emailed when shipped. Tuesday release days will be shipped Monday for delivery on Tuesday. Sunday delivery for Monday releases are not available.
*Due to USDA regulations, we cannot ship monarchs to the west coast(only painted lady butterflies). We cannot ship monarchs to AK,AZ,CA, Western CO, ID,MT,NV,NM,OR,UT and WA. Please choose a package with painted lady butterflies if you're located on the west coast.
BUTTERFLY CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Your butterflies will ship FedEx Priority Overnight to arrive the day before to your release date. In most cities delivers arrive before 10:30 AM Tuesday - Friday or NOON for Saturday deliveries. Your tracking number with your commitment time will be emailed when your butterflies ship. Please be present for your delivery. When your butterflies arrive it is important to change out the ice pack. To keep your butterflies safe and dormant until your release simply remove the top Styrofoam lid and take our ice pack that may be melted out and replace it with a frozen ice pack we ask you to provide. (We send a gel pack that is about 5 x 6 x 1 inch, anything similar is fine). Continue to use the shipping box as a cooler to keep a controlled temperature. The idea is to keep the butterflies naturally dormant until it is time for them to fly!
DO NOT STORE YOUR BUTTERFLIES IN A REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER
Store the Styrofoam insulated shipping box in a room temperature environment after replacing your ice pack. Refreeze our ice pack and change it out about every 12 hours. To Warm and Wake your butterflies the day of the release remove the product they are in from the make shift cooler, away from the ice so they have a chance to warm, wake and get ready for flight. Take them out for about a 1/2 HOUR to ONE HOUR before you plan on releasing them. For a successful release the butterflies need to be released during daylight hours and outdoors in temperatures above 65 degrees. They will not fly at night, in the rain, extreme wind or cold temperatures.
BUTTERFLY GUARANTEE: We cannot guarantee a successful release if you release the butterflies in inclement weather, after sunset or if your release day temperature is below 65 degrees. Due to any unforeseen circumstances, should your butterflies arrive expired, please contact us within 48 hours and return them for credit. We do ship extra butterflies to compensate for any uncommon or potential casualties. It is very rare to have expired butterflies as long as you follow the simple care instructions. Please visit our website QUESTIONS page for more information or call if we can be a service to you. Thank you very much for your butterfly order, enjoy your release.
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Every butterfly flew what an amazing experience
I do not have enough words to explain what an amazing experience I had with the butterflies. I had them for an Out of Darkness walk for suicide awareness for my team remembering my husband. Every butterfly flew and even better some lingered for us to enjoy their beauty. I will be ordering again for future events. Thank you so much!!!
Submitted by: kathy on 10/12/2020 07:52:18 PM
Butterfly Release Co. was exceptional.
We received the package, followed the simple directions and the butterfly release at my husband's celebration of life was beautiful. In retrospect we are glad that we ordered both the Monarchs and the painted ladies. These butterflied were the prettiest I have ever seen. The Monarchs make a big impact color impact and fly away quickly. The Painted Ladies lingered and delighted the children by lighting on their hands. We basically did two reveals, one with the individual envelopes and followed by the kaliedoscope of butterflies from the lovely box. It added a joyful element to our loved one's Farwell, and left an unforgettable and cherished memory. The quality of our experience with the Butterfly Release Co. was exceptional. Please accept our heartfelt thanks.
Submitted by: Linda on 08/14/2020 08:40:07 AM
Thank you so much for all of your help
Thank you so much for all of your help with this order. The butterflies were all in great shape when they arrived and the release was a beautiful way to send my mother off to her heavenly home. Take care, Anne
Submitted by: Anne on 08/06/2020 01:42:35 PM
really made the service special
The butterflies were awesome .. really made the service for my daughters funeral special ! She would have loved it , she was handicapped. Thank you ! God Bless !
Submitted by: Susan on 08/05/2019 10:01:51 AM
Perfect perfect perfect.. in every way...
I just wanted to say thank you.. Today is never an easy day. Three years ago my oldest daughter left us and , as a Mom after years of her being ill , I struggle with it daily. But she was my elusive butterfly. So I decided to release some in her memory. Which I purchased from you.. Perfect perfect perfect.. in every way... Thank you ? Angela
Submitted by: Angela on 07/29/2019 09:45:57 AM
It really was perfect.
The butterflies arrived timely and were released in this beautiful setting. Thank you for making a part of a very sad day beautiful. They all flew away but not before spending a bit of time on shoulders and fingers. It really was perfect. -Julie Houston, TX
Submitted by: juliek on 04/04/2016 03:19:13 PM
Thank you for a quick, professional delivery
Your butterflies gave us something beautiful to focus on after our brother's death. They forced us to look up, and gave us smiles through the tears. The one butterfly that just would not leave the paper was Mom's...he just wasn't quite ready. She had to nudge him to go, which seemed fitting. Thank you for a quick, professional delivery to AZ with only a few days notice!
Submitted by: Jen on 09/19/2015 01:39:41 PM
Great company to work with
Just ordered this year's butterflies for our Remembrance ceremony taking place at MLD Foundation MLD Family Conference?. Chad has been awesome to work with and the butterflies love to stick around and hang with our children. Great company to work with and definitely recommend them!
Submitted by: mldfoundation on 06/25/2015 03:32:33 PM
Everyone in attendance were in awe of their beauty
Just want to let you know that our butterfly release memorial for our daughter Amanda was beautiful. Everyone in attendance were in awe of their beauty. It gave us such pleasure to honor Amanda in this way as she had such a passion for butterflies. So many of them lit on top of her grave and stayed for a few seconds before taking flight. It was so special and I thank you for what you do. It is a beautiful thing. Sherry, Sulphur Springs, Texas
Submitted by: Sherry May on 06/02/2015 08:57:20 PM