Sorry we are not raising monarch butterflies for the year of 2021 but will be back raising them in 2022
Enjoy 12 monarch butterflies to release from personalized envelopes. The envelopes are included with the price or you can add a mass release product. We recommend any of the butterfly release cages below for a mass release of this package. If you add a release product, the butterflies will need to be transferred into it. The Accordion Release Box is the only mass release product that the monarchs can ship in.
All 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. Tuesday releases can only ship Monday to arrive Tuesday.
*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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The butterflies were a nice touch
The butterflies were a nice touch to my daughters wedding. A little back story - her mother passed away 4 years ago and during the funeral a butterfly stayed by us (the immediate family) and my three kids took notice of it. Some of her friends released a few butterflies during the ceremony and one made it to a bouquet set out for her mother and another made it to the bride?s bouquet. My daughter said she felt her mother?s presence when the butterflies appeared at her side. We the butterflies after the wedding ceremony as a family in memory of their mom. It was a nice surprise for them. Tom
Submitted by: Tom on 08/27/2019 09:49:19 AM
We loved them! Thanks so much!
Just wanted to let you all know that our butterflies arrived right on time (before 10 am) and that they were beautiful! All of our guests said that they have never seen a butterfly release and that they loved it! Thanks so much! When I get my professional photos in a few weeks, I'll forward a few. We had a photo op when one sleepy butterfly hung around on my bouquet for a bit. I wanted to make sure I let you know know how much we loved them!
Submitted by: sharonp84 on 06/20/2015 01:40:05 PM