Lifetime Memories – Release Monarch / Painted Lady Butterflies

A live Monarch or Painted Lady butterfly release is a unique and memorable experience that will be cherished for a lifetime.  Butterflies are a gracious complement to numerous special events including weddings, birthdays, funerals, memorial services, and graduations. An individual butterfly release can also create a treasured moment when sending Thank You, Get Well, Birthday or Anniversary wishes to friends and family.  A butterfly release is a thoughtful way to help the environment by contributing to the indigenous populations that are rapidly diminishing. At Michigan Native Butterfly Farm we breed our own butterflies to ensure vibrant, healthy butterflies to grace your special event. Our butterflies are fed and exercised before they are carefully packaged and hand-delivered (for local customers only) or shipped over night. Butterflies for release are available April to October.  Please note that weather impacts the success of a butterfly release and temperatures must be forecast for a minimum of 65 degrees.

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. Please check to see which butterflies can be released in your state by visiting the 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.