5 Of the Biggest Questions About Releasing Butterflies Answered

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In a world that seems crazier by the day with bigger, bolder & more lavish events taking place across the United States, it can feel a bit hard to stand out from the crowd. Still, we think that we have a unique way you can celebrate an event, a peaceful and quiet release of butterflies to mark the occasion.


Cloverlawn Butterflies has a wide range of butterfly release packages for various occasions such as weddings, funerals & memorials. Releasing butterflies is a much-loved activity for many special occasions such as proms, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, and many more reflective occasions such as funerals and memorial services.

Frequently Asked Questions


If you’re looking for something different for your event, something that isn’t loud or glitzy, a butterfly release from Cloverlawn Butterflies may be just the thing, but we know you’ve got some questions, so we’ve pulled together the five most asked questions about releasing butterflies and answered them right here for you!

When Should Butterflies Be Released?


Releasing butterflies is a beautiful spectacle and is best enjoyed during the daytime and daylight hours. Butterflies should be released outdoors, and in dry weather with temperatures of around 65-70 degrees.


Why Are Butterflies So Symbolic?


Butterflies have the unique ability to be a cross-cultural and cross-faith symbol of hope, love, and passing souls.


Many cultures and religions around the world associate butterflies with carrying messages to loves ones who have passed away and the Christian faiths associate the butterfly with the resurrection.


Without a doubt, the sight of hundreds of butterflies being released and floating off into the sky is breathtaking, and it really can feel like the moment of peace that is so well needed especially during the very hectic times many are experiencing.

How Long Can I Keep My Butterflies For?


Ideally, you should be releasing your butterflies on the day you get them. Cloverlawn Butterflies provides a date picker and tracked shipping for specific dates you plan to release live butterflies to avoid any wait time on releasing them. If you are releasing butterflies within a day or two of receiving them it won’t be too much of a problem as long as you follow the butterfly release instructions provided, but do not wait any longer than that.


Does Touching the Wing of a Butterfly Kill It?

It’s a misconception that touching the wing of a butterfly will kill it, but it’s certainly not recommended as butterfly wings are very delicate.


While they may feel powdery to the touch, butterfly wings are actually a type of scale. This means they are more durable and can dry after getting slightly wet, but some butterfly wing scales will come off if you touch them, so please don’t try to touch them.

Does Rain Kill Butterflies


Rain doesn’t kill butterflies per se, but it’s not good for them. Butterflies won’t fly in the rain and will try to avoid getting wet at all costs. Unlike you and I, a butterfly cannot grab a towel to dry itself off and needs to stay still to let the water evaporate, making them at risk of predators, so butterflies don’t like to be out in the rain, but it won’t kill them to get a little bit wet.


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