Butterfly Release

What to do when your butterflies emerge?
Before your butterfly emerges be sure to provide sticks that hit the bottom of the container so a fallen butterfly can climb up the sticks to find a place to hang. After emerging your butterfly will need to 'hang' for a few hours to dry it's wings. It is kindest to release the butterfly after 3-4 hours and a great joy to watch the creature you have raised fly off to freedom! Of course if your garden is planted with host and nectar plants the butterflies will stay!!

A cloud of butterflies
A cloud of butterflies

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  • What a friendly and informative group of people! I will be sure to visit when I come to St. Martin again!

    - Nicole
  • We had a delightful time at The Butterfly Farm on January 30, 2014. We went on an excursion from RCL's Freedom of the Seas. Willie's commentary was full of humour and information ... read more

    - Dennis Reedy
  • I just visited the butterfly farm in St. Marten, and it was very good. I came from Freedom of the Seas, a cruise ship about 5 days ago.

    - Matthew Hollingsworth Jr.
  • Thank you Willie! Our trip to your farm was a wonderful excursion. We appreciated your talk and loved the butterflies. This summer we will do more planting in our small yard to ... read more

    - Barbara L. Walton
  • We have traveled all over the world and have seen many amazing sights, but the St. Maarten Butterfly Farm is one of our most treasured memories. The intimacy of the farm, the beaut ... read more

    - Robin and Jim Adamski
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