Overview

About Butterfly Farms

IMG_1646“We visited today and really enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful butterflies. You were both so helpful with answering all of my questions, helping my two-year-old with seeing the butterflies and caterpillars up close and helping me out to the car with my new Milkweed and other plants. I look forward to attracting lots of butterflies in my garden with the plants I bought from you. Thanks again.” – Anna Day Mona

We established Butterfly Farms in 2013 because of our concern with the decline of native butterflies and other native pollinators. We are a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to education, conservation and research of our important pollinators. We study the host and nectar plant relationships of pollinators using the Monarch Butterfly as our model.

In our 2000 square foot Vivarium (butterfly free flight house) we study interactions of native butterflies in a unique ecosystem. In our classroom we study metamorphosis and teach conservation. In our nursery we grow and study dozens of plants important to the biology of our pollinators. In our laboratory we raise native butterflies. We hold special events in our event center. We offer 1-hour guided educational tours for schools, pre-schools, home schools and other organizations. We do field work monitoring, tagging and tracking Monarch Butterflies to their overwintering sites.

So here at Butterfly Farms we love all of our native pollinators and especially our butterflies! We encourage you to come visit and learn with us. Lets see what we all can do to save our pollinators.

Butterfly Farms is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID: 46-4000153. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your legal or financial advisor.

Contact us

Butterfly Farmsmonarch_butterfly
441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 613-5867