Watch through the fine netting of these pop-up butterfly abodes as caterpillars shed their skins and form chrysalides, then emerge as beautiful butterflies. Observe them for a few days and set them freethis ubiquitous butterfly, the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui L.), can be found throughout North America. Use the enclosed form (and add shipping and handling) to send for your caterpillars: 3–5 arrive for the Butterfly Garden, and 6–10 arrive for the Butterfly Pavilion; both include complete instructions and fascinating butterfly facts. For ages 4 and up.
Butterfly Garden measures 12"H x 10"-diam.
Butterfly Pavilion measures 24"H x 13-1/2"-diam.
Winner of Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Award
Frequently Asked Questions: What is the delivery time for the caterpillar larvae?It generally takes 3 to 4 weeks for the larvae to arrive.
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Wonderful butterfly nurseries!
My kids love these "bug cages" because they never break when they are dropped. They are so child-friendly that even my four-year-old can catch moths at the front door every morning just ...Read complete review
My kids love these "bug cages" because they never break when they are dropped. They are so child-friendly that even my four-year-old can catch moths at the front door every morning just by opening the the durable zipper door and getting close enough so that they just fly right in. We only had one cage at first; but after three years, we bought two more so each of our kids could have their own. This has been a wonderful tool for our children to be able to make close observations and gently hold some of the beautiful and delicate creatures that come to visit our yard.
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Kids were excited
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By Caden #1 good boy
from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent
Comments about HearthSong Butterfly Nurseries:
I purchased this for my 5yr old great grandson so he could see how butterflies come to life. We sent for our caterpillars after we received the butterfly garden. They sent 6 tiny caterpillers & it is so much fun watching them grow & they are now starting to hatch into butterflies. We watch them everyday & can't wait to see their beauty.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
fun and educational
from knoxville tn
About Me Grandparent
All of our grand children have enjoyed this butterfly temporary home. Their pre school classes have benefited from this gift sent by their nana and papaw.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Care Bear
Our six-year-old granddaughter loved the Butterfly Garden, and it is so sturdy that she can use it again and again. It is also easily stored until the next use.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Seattle, WA
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent
we just released 5 happy butterflies on the afternoon of my daughter's graduation from high school -- this is the 4th or maybe the 5th "crop" of butterflies we have raised and released in the garden. We were afraid these might not survive because they created so much "web" in the cup it was hard to get the paper disc out, but everything turned out great!
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all 5 butterflies are flying!
The butterflies graduate today too!
Lots of fun!
By Chicago Mom
from Chicago, IL
We've had so much fun with this! You get the nursary and then order the caterpillars via mail or Internet. [...] We waited until the weather was consistently above 50 degrees so we could release the butterflies. Fun for the neighbors, too. We all learned a lot.
(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Jen the bug grower
from Castle Rock, CO
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Super cool gift
Really cool gift for any child. Allows child to watch the entire life cycle in 30-45 days. We journaled the changes daily. She was totally engrossed by the matamorphasis. Tiny caterpillars became beautful butterflies.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
AWESOME product!! 5 Stars!
By Mommy of 2 Butterfly Lovers
from Fall Creek, WI
I bought this after attempting to make my own butterfly nursery & it was the best idea I had! It is just the right size (the smaller one), hangs from the ceiling hook or sits on the table, folds up when done, is easy to clean out and easy to open/close with a zipper on the top edge. The netting is easy to see thru & the top is clear plastic for easy viewing. The other thing is that it is very well made & sturdy, so we will be able to use it year after year! The whole family has enjoyed watching our caterpillars grow, change, and become beautiful butterflies that were sent into the wild. We haven't sent in for the caterpillars because we had our own, so I can't tell you how that turns out yet... That will be the next project! :) We HIGHLY recommend this product!!! ***** 5 stars!!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
great fun for kids
from richmond, va
My 4 year old daughter loves butterflies, so I got this as an opportunity to teach her about their life cycle. The whole process was very easy and worked as it said it would. The butterflies are very active and beautiful.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
butterflies were happy to fly
from New Jersey
Grandkids had fun watching the butterflys grow the letting them free into my garden.
Buy this now!!
from Jersey Shore NJ
This product is great! We watched 10 caterpillars turn into butterflies and it was amazing. We cant wait to do it again. Each day the kids were excited to see the changes. It was also a wonderful way to learn about the transformation and the kids didn't think of it as school work. Great product!!!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By The Nature Girls
from Pylesville, MD
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great for nature lovers
Good quality netting for visualization of butterflies' life cycles. Encourages curiosity of science and biology.
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