The butterfly garden kit comes with everything you need to breed your own Painted Lady butterflies - watch them develop from caterpillar to butterflies and because they are native to the UK, once developed, you can keep them for a few days before releasing them into your garden. All these butterfly kits are designed to be reusable, and you can re-order caterpillars and repeat the whole process. Painted Lady Butterflies (Vanessa cardui, L) are a migrating butterfly, which can fly thousands of miles in search of food. They lay up to 500 eggs and their caterpillars feed on weeds such as nettles. Once you have released your butterflies, they can often be seen for several days- especially if you have a butterfly friendly garden and feeder The Butterfly Garden includes a 30 centimeter hanging / free-standing mesh garden, a voucher for 5 Painted Lady caterpillars and food, pipette for feeding and full instructions. Once you have your kit and are ready to start , return the voucher or register online and the caterpillars will be sent to you by 1st class post. (P and P cost of 2.99 apply) Remember it will take 3-5 weeks for caterpillars to change into butterflies.
Watch caterpillars feed, grow, pupate and finally emerge as butterflies
Life cycle takes 3- 5 weeks and then the Painted Lady Butterflies may be released into the garden
Comes complete including a prepaid voucher you can exchange for 5 caterpillars. NO REDEMPTION CHARGE ON THE VOUCHER
Makes a great present for anyone 4 years and over (gift wrapping available)
The butterfly garden is reuasable- just order more caterpillars