Costa Rica - Spring 2019
Butterfly Art Gallery
Our workshop offers the buyer an opportunity to see a variety of frames in progress and to also learn how to press and spread butterfly wings. This offers an educational opportunity to better understand and appreciate not only the diverse species of Lepidoptera available to enjoy but also the detailed work required to re-hydrate, spread and preserve a butterfly. We are excited at the opportunity to soon offer our clients the ability to visit our Galleries right here in the Northwest.
Thousands of people travel abroad each year looking to view and enjoy butterflies and moths. Eco-tours bring valuable income to developing countries around the world. We have worked closely with Costa Rican zoologists who dedicate their lives to the production of butterflies and farming them. Butterfly farming requires intact forest, thus providing an economic incentive to conserve habitats. As butterflies are bred and reared in controlled and licensed farms and enclosures, farming aids to maintain the health of wild populations while providing inventory that does not negatively impact the environment or biodiversity.
Butterfly farming allows local community to diversify their income while also raising awareness among residents and decision makers of the benefits of conservation. We support production systems that are friendly to the environment allowing for higher quality of inventory, while promoting job growth and creating awareness to new generations of respect for wildlife.