We released live Monarch butterflies at an already beautiful wedding ceremony today: our dear friends were married on a butterfly habitat rich farm in Saratoga, so this seemed like an ecologically appropriate wedding gift.
There’s lots of Milkweed and other native plants all through this capital region property; the Milkweed single-handedly creates Monarch butterfly habitat. This means the 2 dozen butterflies we released, sourced from a Pennsylvania butterfly farm (Wish Upon a butterfly)and overnight expressed, will have a wonderful life here.
We were happy to be able to source the Monarchs from a butterfly farm at relatively the same latitude as us, considering the Monarchs’ annual migration to Mexico. We wouldn’t want to elongate the north to south trajectory required of these beauties.