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Salt Creek Butterfly Farm
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 By Appointment at Our Habitat
Our primary habitat is located at Plymouth Place Senior Living in LaGrange Park, IL.  We've planted for over twenty species of Native Illinois Butterflies, plus 4 species of Giant Silk Moths. Residents can check out an "Adopt a Caterpillar Kit" to raise butterflies in their own apartments, finally releasing them into the wild.

Our chrysalis container located in the building's foyer is stocked with monarch chrysalises.  As new butterflies appear in the container, we ask residents to put a good intention or wish out into the universe as they release the butterfly. 

You are welcome to join us for work days over the summer. Please call us for available dates and registration. (708) 601-1080.

2019 Western Springs French Market

Yes!  We will return to the French Market this summer.  Nearly 500 milkweed plants are growing in the greenhouse right now.  Again, we'll be next to the Water Tower, on Hillgrove Avenue between Lawn and Grand.  

Host Plants, Nectar Plants, Caterpillar Raising Kits (Monarch and Eastern Black Swallowtail), Chrysalides, Nets, Magnifying Glasses, Dress-up Wings, Butterfly Artwork, Lori Harris' book, "Butterfly Birthday", Notecards, Educational Materials.

Sundays 9am - 1pm

Our habitat is DOUBLING in size this year.  We are planting a "living library" including 50 of the best performing pollinator varieties for our region.  We hope to be your resource to include pollinator plants in your gardens and habitats. 

Community planting day scheduled for late May.  Watch for details!