Live Butterflies for Release at Memorials / Funerals

Every life is unique, and honoring the memory of a loved one is a celebration of the individual you have lost.  There are many ways to express this love; a unique final tribute is a Butterfly Release.  Such an event is touching and symbolic, and creates a lasting memory of love and hope for all participants.

The certified Funeral Release Professionals at Michigan Native Butterfly Farm will work with you through each step of the process to ensure that your release is successful and memorable.

Which Butterflies to Release

The USDA limits the species of butterflies that can be shipped across state lines. However, within each state, any indigenous species raised by a butterfly breeder can be shipped for release.  Please check with us for seasonal availability of Michigan species.

Michigan Native Butterfly Farm raises the following species for release throughout the United States.

Monarch Butterflies

Monarchs are the most well recognized and popular butterflies for release.  They are a lovely butterfly with vivid orange and black markings and a wingspan of 3 ½ to 4 ½ ”.  A Monarch butterfly release is spectacular!  When Monarch butterflies are released they tend to soar and glide gracefully through the air.

Painted Lady Butterflies

Painted Lady butterflies are the second most popular butterflies for release.  They are orange and brown with black and white markings on the upper wings while the underside of the wings feature a bright pink spot.  Painted Ladies are smaller with a wingspan of 2” – 2 ¾ ” and work well in displays because of their size.  They often fly away quickly when released but they are also known to linger near the release site and even land on people!

Butterfly Mix

A Butterfly Mix is a great option for a beautiful release. The combination of Monarchs and Painted Ladies provides a lovely display of color and flight that is pleasing to all.

Please check to see which butterflies can be released in your state by visiting Association For Butterflies USDA-APHIS-PPQ Butterfly Environmental Release Decision Chart.

Placing your order as soon as possible ensures that we will reserve butterflies for your event. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit when you place your order with the balance paid in full one week prior to your event. Browse our Products below or Contact Us using our simple contact form.

100 Monarch Butterflies Individual Release
100 Monarch Butterflies in Envelopes

Monarch Butterfly Release Package for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Occasion

This package includes 100 monarch butterflies in glassine envelopes.  A Monarch butterfly release is a stunning option for your special event – when Monarch butterflies are released they tend to soar and glide gracefully through the air. The butterflies are shipped in the envelopes and are ready for release.

We are happy to personalize and customize your envelopes with a sentiment of your choice.  Use the order field for your personalization – up to four lines (approximately 25-30 words).

$650.00 Add to cart
100 Painted Ladies in 2 Release Boxes
100 Painted Lady Butterflies in 2 Release Boxes

Release Painted Lady butterflies at your Wedding, Funeral or Special Event!

This package includes 100 Painted Lady butterflies in two handsome sinamay release boxes.  A Painted Lady butterfly release is an affordable and lovely option for your special event.  Painted Lady butterflies are small, friendly butterflies with a lower flight pattern and often fly away quickly when released but they are also known to linger near the release site and even land on people!  The butterflies are packaged in two boxes and are ready to release so you do not have to transfer them.  Select from gold, silver, or natural for your boxes and indicate the ribbon color you would like for ornamentation at checkout.

$375.00 Select options
100 Painted Ladies in Envelopes
100 Painted Lady Butterflies in Envelopes

Release Painted Lady butterflies at your Wedding, Funeral or Special Event!

This packages includes 100 Painted Lady Butterflies in glassine envelopes. The butterflies are shipped in the envelopes and are ready for release. Painted Ladies are a friendly butterfly and an affordable release option. They often fly away quickly when released but they are also known to linger near the release site and even land on people!

We are happy to personalize and customize your envelopes with a sentiment of your choice.  Use the order field for your personalization – up to four lines (approximately 25-30 words).

$300.00 Add to cart
Monarch Butterfly
12 Monarch Butterflies for Release

Monarchs for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Occasion

Release Monarch Butterflies at your special event! A Monarch butterfly release is a stunning option  – when Monarch butterflies are released they tend to soar and glide gracefully through the air.

Use the order field to place your custom order. Determine how you would like to release your butterflies.

Monarch Butterfly Pricing

$90.00 per dozen, plus shipping
Complimentary Glassine Envelopes

Custom Envelopes: $7.00/dozen

Sinamay Box: $10.00

$90.00$100.00 Select options
Sinamay Boxes
3 Dozen Butterfly Mix in 2 Release Boxes

Monarch and Painted Lady Butterflies for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Occasion

This package includes 36 mixed butterflies in two release boxes.  Monarch and Painted Lady butterfly release mixes are an affordable and captivating option for your special event.  The combination of butterflies provides a lovely display of color and flight that is pleasing to all. The butterflies are packaged in two sinamay release boxes and are ready to release.  Select from gold, silver, or natural for your boxes and indicate the ribbon color you would like for ornamentation.

$210.00 Select options
Keepsake Box
3 Dozen Butterfly Mix in Keepsake Release Box

Monarch and Painted Lady Butterflies for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Occasion

Add beauty and special memories to your special event with a butterfly release!  This release package includes three dozen Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies enclosed in a beautiful keepsake box for a stunning mass release.  Monarch and Painted Lady butterfly release mixes are an affordable and lovely option for your special event. The butterflies are packaged in the box for your release so there is no transferring of butterflies – they are ready to soar!  Use the release box to store cards and other memorabilia from your special event.

$210.00 Add to cart
36 Monarch Butterflies in 2 release boxes
3 Dozen Monarch Butterflies – 2 Release Boxes

Monarch Butterfly Release Package for your Wedding, Funeral, or Special Event

This package includes 3 dozen Monarch butterflies in two handsome sinamay release boxes.  The butterflies are packaged in the sinamay release boxes and are ready to release.  Select from gold, silver, or natural for your box and indicate the ribbon color you would like for ornamentation.

$255.00 Select options
# Dozen Painted Ladies in 2 Release Boxes
3 Dozen Painted Lady Butterflies in 2 Release Boxes

Release Painted Lady butterflies at your Wedding, Funeral or Special Event!

This package includes 36 Painted Lady butterflies in two handsome sinamay release boxes.  A Painted Lady butterfly release is an affordable and lovely option for your special event.  Painted Lady butterflies are small, friendly butterflies with a lower flight pattern and often fly away quickly when released but they are also known to linger near the release site and even land on people!  The butterflies are packaged in two boxes and are ready to release so you do not have to transfer them.  Select from gold, silver, or natural for your boxes and indicate the ribbon color you would like for ornamentation at checkout.

$165.00 Select options
#3 dozen - Painted Ladies in Glassine Envelopes
3 Dozen Painted Lady Butterflies in Envelopes

Painted Lady Butterfly Release Package for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Event

This package includes 36 Painted Lady butterflies in glassine envelopes. Painted Ladies are a friendly butterfly and an affordable release option. They often fly away quickly when released but they are also known to linger near the release site and even land on people! The butterflies are shipped in the envelopes and are ready for release.

We are happy to personalize and customize your envelopes with a sentiment of your choice.  Use the order field for your personalization – up to four lines (approximately 25-30 words).

$145.00 Add to cart
#3 dozen - Painted Ladies in Glassine Envelopes
50 Butterfly Mix in Glassine Envelopes

Monarch and Painted Lady Butterflies for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Event

This package includes 50 mixed butterflies in glassine envelopes.  Monarch and Painted Lady butterfly release mixes are an affordable and captivating option for your special event.  The combination of butterflies provides a lovely display of color and flight that is pleasing to all. The butterflies are shipped in the envelopes and are ready for release.

We are happy to personalize and customize your envelopes with a sentiment of your choice.  Use the order field for your personalization – up to four lines (approximately 25-30 words).

$280.00 Add to cart
Monarch Butterfly Release
50 Butterfly Mix in Organza Release Box

Monarch and Painted Lady Butterflies for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Event

This package includes 50 Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies in an elegant silver organza box with a silver satin ribbon.  Monarch and Painted Lady butterfly release mixes are an affordable and captivating option for your special event.  The combination of butterflies provides a lovely display of color and flight that is pleasing to all. The butterflies are shipped in the box and are ready for release.

$300.00 Add to cart
Sinamay Boxes
50 Mixed Butterflies in Sinamay Release Box

Monarch and Painted Lady Butterflies for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Event

This package includes 50 mixed butterflies in a single release box.  Monarch and Painted Lady butterfly release mixes are an affordable and captivating option for your special event.  The combination of butterflies provides a lovely display of color and flight that is pleasing to all. The butterflies are packaged in a sinamay release box and are ready to release.  Select from gold, silver, or natural for your release box and indicate the ribbon color you would like for ornamentation at checkout.

$300.00 Select options
50 Monarch Butterflies
50 Monarch Butterflies – 12 Butterflies in a Sinamay Release Box and 38 Butterflies in Custom Envelopes

Release Monarch Butterflies at your Wedding, Funeral, or Special Occasion

This custom package is perfect for those wanting both a mass and individual release option.  One dozen Monarchs are placed in a handsome sinamay release box and 38 are put into keepsake envelopes. A Monarch butterfly release is a stunning option for your special event – when Monarch butterflies are released they tend to soar and glide gracefully through the air.

Select from gold, silver, or natural for your box and indicate the color ribbon you would like for ornamentation. We are happy to personalize and customize your envelopes with a sentiment of your choice.  Use the order field for your personalization – up to four lines (approximately 25-30 words).

$340.00 Select options
Butterfly Release containers
50 Monarch Butterflies in a Sinamay Release Box

Monarch Butterfly Release Package for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Event

This package includes 50 Monarch butterflies in a handsome sinamay release box.  A Monarch butterfly release is a stunning option for your special event – when Monarch butterflies are released they tend to soar and glide gracefully through the air. The butterflies are packaged in   the sinamay release box and are ready to release.  Select from gold, silver, or natural for your box and indicate the ribbon color you would like for ornamentation.

$350.00 Select options
Monarch Butterfly Release
50 Monarch Butterflies in a Sinamay Release Box (Copy)

50 Monarch Butterflies in Release Box Monarch Butterfly Release Package for your Special Event! Add elegance to your event with a Monarch butterfly release!  This package includes 50 Monarch butterflies in a handsome sinamay release box.  A Monarch butterfly release … Read More

$350.00 Select options
monarch butterfly
50 Monarch Butterflies in Organza Box

Monarch Butterfly Release Package for your Wedding, Funeral or Special Event

This package includes 50 Monarch butterflies in an elegant  white organza release box adorned with a white satin ribbon.  A Monarch butterfly release is a stunning option for your special event – when Monarch butterflies are released they tend to soar and glide gracefully through the air. The butterflies are packaged in the organza box so there is no need to transfer them and they are ready to release.

$340.00 Add to cart