Welcome to a Butterfly Release!

The children from the local daycares enjoy the antics of Monarch Butterflies.  We provide butterflies, caterpillars and presentations to educate and excite the children about butterflies and their habitat.  We hope that much of the information is passed on to the parents by way of the excitement and curiosity of the children. This is one way we hope to increase the habitat and the awareness of the effect that the loss of habitat has on the butterfly populations.

 
       Folk's Butterfly Farm is honored to provide the butterflies and presentations for the Compassionate Friends of Lehigh County and the Columbia Montour Home Hospice. 

     Compassionate Friends hosts a fund raiser to benefit their program.  The entire day is based on the butterfly.  Everything is designed as a family event, from face painting, coloring pages, readings about butterflies in relationship to loss of someone special, special music, presentations about butterfly anatomy, the butterfly life cycle and the release of the butterflies, both mass release and individual envelopes.  Butterflies are purchased in honor or memory of loved ones prior to the event and are released the day of the event.  This annual celebration of the lives of those that have used the services of Compassionate Friends, provides a place and time to remember their loved ones and provide a source of income to help others in need of their services.  The atmosphere is that of an extended family as most people attending the event have been touched by the loss of a family member or friend.

     Columbia Montour Home Hospice hosts a fund raiser to benefit their home hospice program.  Butterflies are purchased in honor or memory of loved ones prior to the event and are released the day of the event.  This annual celebration of the lives of those that have used the services of Columbia Montour Home Hospice provides a place and time to remember their loved ones and provide a source of income to help others in need of hospice services.  The atmosphere is that of an extended family as most people attending the event have been touched by the loss of a family member or friend in home hospice.  The event begins with demonstrations about butterfly anatomy and the butterfly life cycle.  We introduce the guest to the butterflies and how to handle them during the distribution of the butterflies for release.  A ceremony to honor or memorialize lost loved ones follows with the reading of the names, poems and other readings to commemorate the event.  With the final reading, everyone gathers in a circle to prepare for the release.  A prayer, envelopes opened and the butterflies are released.  The amazement of the guest as the butterflies glide around, lighting on trees, bushes, flowers and even the guest before they soar off into the heavens, is a day that all will remember.  Each butterfly carrying with it the love from one realm to another and a sense of again being connected to their loved ones even if only for a moment until the butterflies disappear from sight.