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.
If you would like to take a Monarch Butterfly chrysalis home and watch the miracle, contact Melissa Heywood at email@example.com or 315-314-9506 and she will arrange a time for you to pick one up soon.
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!