Sharing the wonder of metamorphosis
Shady Oak Butterfly Farm is dedicated to providing the tools and information necessary to experience nature in exciting, up-close and hands-on ways! Learn about butterflies and their life-cycle, the plants that attract them, and the tools that help with conservation.
Where am I purchasing butterflies from?
Butterflies at Shady Oak are raised indoors, separate from wild butterfly populations. We do not reduce our local butterfly population to fill customer’s orders. The butterflies you receive from our farm are raised indoors in a controlled environment - protected from diseases, predators, and other dangers found in nature. We grow our plants in greenhouses to ensure they are not contaminated with any butterfly diseases or pathogens from wild butterflies.
We pack and ship caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies with care – ensuring that they are safe during their journey to your doorstep. If you have any questions about our farm and/or our butterflies and plants, please send us an email! We would love to hear from you!