Only available November to December in in limited quantities. While supplies last.
This winter kit is the perfect experience for someone who LOVES bugs and butterflies. This winter kit comes with nectar and an Extra-Large enclosure with special instructions to take care of the butterflies during their entire lifespan. It takes 3 weeks on average to grow into butterflies.
The large net can be reused for all other kits, including live plant kits, available during the warmer months. Refill cups this time of year will also include special winter instructions and a nectar packet.
Why do butterflies in the winter? Our goal is to connect kids and families to butterflies because they will be the ones making decisions in the future that help or hurt the butterflies. In spring, summer and fall, once the adult butterflies emerge, they need to be released within 24 hours. Winter being a colder and darker time of year means you can keep the adults indoors during their lifespan and have much more face-to-face time to hang out and interact with the adult butterflies, for about 3 weeks on average.
Unless otherwise noted, all Christmas Caterpillar kits will be available for pick up or shipped the week before Christmas (Dec 19-22). Please enter details in the comment box found when you reach the "Your Cart" page.