Alberta's Environmental Educators - Since 2000


You've heard our pollinators are in trouble... here's your chance to help them out. Release native bees in a suitable habitat and benefit your garden ecosystem. Peaceful & solitary, native bees will not sting you - nor will they produce honey.

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Due to increasing costs of production, Butterfly Wings n' Wishes will be instituting a minor price increase on services for 2017. We understand that this will be an adjustment for our valued customers, so we are offering a loyalty easement as we move into busy season:
 If you order your classroom kits or book your presentations before March 31, we will honor the price you paid in 2016. 

Why are my prices increasing? 

-Demand for healthy, ethically raised, Canadian butterflies has gone up since the great butterfly market crash of 2015. As one of the few remaining breeders of quality Painted Ladies (V. cardui)in Canada, our operation has had to expand significantly to facilitate the increase in demand.
-As a result of our expansion, associated costs on all fronts have increased, from the number of laboratory staff we employ to the amount of materials we go through in our lab. 

-Increasing costs of shipping across Canada. Both Purolator and FedEx have raised their premiums since 2015. 

We believe a minor (3-5%) price increase on a few of our services will allow us to continue to improve both the quality and effectiveness of our programming and education-conservation initiatives. 

Painted Lady Larvae Kits!

We are now placing orders for Spring 2017 kits! Don't miss out  - book your caterpillar kit today!

Praying Mantis!

Looking for an alternative to caterpillars? Mantis make a great interactive classroom project, or just to raise at home. Approved for release in Canada, these can be let go in the garden and will help keep your yard free of pests like aphids - a chemical-free alternative to pesticides! 

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Butterfly Wings n' Wishes is a proud member of the International Butterfly Breeders Association (IBBA).

The IBBA is a not for profit trade organization which promotes a highly standardized level of ethics, cleanliness and professionalism in the field of raising butterflies and caterpillars of all species.

Butterfly Wings n' Wishes


Painted Lady Butterfly Rearing Kits - Live Animal Classroom Presentations - Mason Bees - Praying Mantis Egg Cases - Live Butterflies for Special Events - School Bug Rentals

Canadian Owned & Operated

"In the end we will conserve only what we love,
we will love only what we understand,
and we will only understand what we are taught."
-Baba Dioum