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Butterflies raised sustainably for release at special events

Science & Environment

Celebrants at outdoor events can already enjoy Sky Orbs as a relatively eco-friendly demonstration of exuberance, but recently we came across another — and perhaps even eco-friendlier — alternative: Butterflies, raised sustainably by Spanish Mariposeando specifically to add an element of natural beauty to special occasions large and small. At prices ranging from EUR 20 for two butterflies in individual boxes to EUR 935 for 100, Mariposeando offers live, carefully protected Monarch Butterflies shipped via express delivery for release at special occasions and events. Boxes are designed to keep each butterfly safe and in good condition; when it comes time to release them, customers simply open the boxes and watch the butterflies flutter into the sky. In addition to helping to protect Monarch Butterflies from species decline, the sustainability-focused project provides employment for individuals with mental and physical handicaps, it says. A project of Wild Urban Life, Mariposeando also offers educational kits for children and schools as well as butterfly colonies to order for residential backyards. Time to bring a little sustainable beauty and grace to celebrations in your part of the world? Spotted by: Petz Scholtus

Email: info@mariposeando.es

Website: www.mariposeando.es

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