Located in Langley, B.C. FlutterBuys Butterfly Release, Inc. was conceived from a combination of oncoming empty-nest syndrome and a lifetime fascination with butterflies. As Kim’s children reached adolescence and became more independent, she realized she could open a new chapter in her life as well. Fittingly, she turned to butterflies, symbolic of the cycle of life.
Since 2007, what started as a hobby has become a two-part business. Summer release events of adult butterflies and for those looking to raise butterflies they can order larvae kits from FlutterBuys and witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Perfect for schools and home learners, alike, the process takes about three weeks. Kits are available between mid-April and mid-June.
An Ancient American legend says, one can whisper a message or wish to a butterfly and the butterfly will take that message to the great spirit in the sky. In that vein, FlutterBuys also provides butterflies for release at special events, such as weddings, fundraisers, or memorials, to symbolize hope, transformation, freedom, and new beginnings.