Each year we are frequently contacted by a frantic butterfly gardener concerning not having enough host plant for their voraciously eating caterpillars. Finding safe, pesticide-free host plants can be a challenge.
Species We Raise
We have identified over 25 different species of host plant within our backyard habitat. For educational and outreach purposes, we hand raise a variety of Swallowtail caterpillars. We also hand raise Monarchs to provide support to their declining population. All other species we typically allow them to go through their life cycle in our habitat as we’ve learned that they know exactly what to do.
Caterpillar Support Form
Fields marked with * are required. Please allow up to 24 hrs for a response to your request for support. Your address is requested in the event we need to bring you host plant or adopt your caterpillars.