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Raising Butterflies Canada

Raising Butterflies Canada

Raising Butterflies Canada

For nearly a decade, we have been repopulating live, healthy and beautiful butterflies. Butterfly populations have been on a steady decline over the past 30 years, including the Western Monarch which has dropped nearly 99%. We have been working tirelessly towards our goal of repopulating the butterfly population, and we can achieve this with your help!

Butterflies

Not only are butterflies serene in their nature, they are also pollinators, just like bees, and play a critical role in preserving our ecosystem. Whether released at your wedding, during a school project, at a funeral, or simply at home, beyond assisting in repopulation, the experience is one that will stay with you for a lifetime! Click here to learn about all our kits, products, and free initiatives contributing to the revitalization of these captivating insects!Last spring, our family had the opportunity to raise little larvae through their caterpillar growth until we released them as full-grown Painted Lady butterflies. It was a really interesting experience. Even I learned so much about butterflies that I’d never known before. (Did you know that they pop their caterpillar heads when they make their chrysalis? THAT was a weird and freaky moment!) Seeing the process in action is absolutely the best way to learn about the butterfly life cycle. If you are interested in raising your own butterflies, you will need to either find your own eggs, or buy a kit.

Butterfly Wings N' Wishes respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Saulteaux, Niisitapi, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Dene, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our business, our way of life, and our community. Their spiritual and practical relationships with the land create a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community. Carol Pasternak is a highly acclaimed monarch enthusiast, author, teacher, and photographer. Her expertise includes raising common butterflies and moths, and how to bring them to your garden. Her efforts to 'save the world for butterflies', start with advocating for the planting of butterfly gardens everywhere, all the way to providing employment for poor people in Mexico, so that they are not driven by economic need to cut the forests the monarchs rely on over the winter. Carol's book, How to Raise Monarch Butterflies, A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids, is loved by adults and kids alike. It is virtually the textbook for all who love monarchs, or who want to raise them, with 35,000 copies sold. (Source: canadablooms.com)

 

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