Those of you that have followed us over the past few years know that every summer, we here at Brackens endeavor to “raise” Monarch Butterflies and release them back into our neighborhoods.
Sadly, the butterflies have fluttered down south to avoid our winterweather. But they'll be back again soon! If you want to be a Butterfly Parent next Spring, click the button below to fill out a form or contact email@example.com or 315-314-9506.
We'll reach out to you when we have caterpillars ready for adoption!
This project is made possible by Brackens's very own Richard “Dick” Cooney. "Once you’ve seen the transformation, you’ll be hooked for life like I am."
He has a strong passion for butterflies, and every summer for the past 40 years, Dick has gone on the hunt to collect caterpillars that will later transform into butterflies. He has spent his free time collecting caterpillars and building habitats for them out of mason jars and mesh wire.
Check out some of the butterflies we had over the years!
Spectrum News CNY reports the collaboration between Mike Atkins of Helping Hands Urban Farm Garden and Brackens Financial Solutions Network, LLC to bond with local Syracuse kids and share the beauty and life of Monarch butterflies with them. Watch the full report!