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Transformational Talks

Have you ever wondered why so many adults have a deep affection for the Monarch butterfly and how they connect to us on a deeper level within our own lives? I speak & teach at schools & events, I just love being given the opportunity to talk on a range of topics regarding transformation and…

Butterfly Garden Make Over

This November until February 2021 I will be in my own chrysalis, I had decided to take a massive step back from school talks as the last 4 summers I’ve spoken to over 10,000 people around the country and I realised I really love spending time in nature and my own garden. This spring my…

Rāwhiti Domain Nature playground butterfly park

The Butterfly Musketeers are ecstatic to announce that Guardians of Rāwhiti Domain, New Brighton has received the green light this week under a $580,000 grant from the government’s Shovel Ready Projects. The money will be for a nature playground and butterfly park. The Butterfly Musketeers has been a spokesperson on behalf of the Monarchs for…

Save our pollinators

Why is it important to have pollinators in our environment? Pollinators are vital to creating and maintaining the habitats and ecosystems that many animals rely on for food and shelter. Worldwide, over half the diet of fats and oils comes from crops pollinated by animals. They facilitate the reproduction in 90% of the world’s flowering plants. POLLINATORS ARE…

MAGIC HAPPENS

I don’t know everything about Monarch butterflies far from it, nor do I pretend I do, although each day I continue to learn through my teachings, experience, & from people that share their stories first hand with me. We are here to grow and learn together.  I don’t think anyone really wants to listen to…

Can Oamaru become Monarch Capital of New Zealand?

After 6 months of taking a winter break from school talks my first 24hrs back at work, I spoke to over 400 children and adults within 7 sessions! What a buzz meeting so many cool people that are collectively boosting the monarch population as a community. Last night’s talk was everything I could have wished…

Butterfly Transformation

Be curious…… be YOU

It started with curiosity watching the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly with my young pre schoolers, the spark inside me ignited and my passion grew organically. I enjoyed taking photos of nature, whilst fully in the moment. I loved all the colourful flowers in my garden, also wildlife which were easy to capture on…

Purchase my book here

I’m stoked to inform you all, that my book is now available to purchase worldwide on Amazon. This is great news saving international shipping costs. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0473414554?pf_rd_p=2d1ab404-3b11-4c97-b3db-48081e145e35&pf_rd_r=E1GPDWD8TZ3TEDDFG34Q This step-by-step guide on the wonderful life cycle of a monarch butterfly comes with heaps of fun facts and everything you need to know on how to create an…

Monarch butterfly parties

Does you birthday boy or girl love Monarch Butterflies? Let the Butterfly Musketeers come your house and entertain your children so you can relax knowing your guests will have fun and a great birthday party to remember.

Elephants and Monarchs

Today 12th August is world Elephant day, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. What better way to dress the Elephant up with some Monarch wings and celebrate such an awesome creature that seems to have graced this Earth for many years. World Elephant day is created each year to bring awareness…

Monarchs are the doorway to nature

There is much debate as to why I support a non-native butterfly. Instead of focusing on native butterflies rather than a butterfly that arrived in New Zealand by its own free will. From my experience and witnessing other people raising Monarchs, I believe Monarchs are the doorway to the world of magic within nature and to…

CommUNITY Monarch Butterfly Talks

Less than 2 weeks after the horrific attacks here in Christchurch The Butterfly Musketeers visited the beautiful children at Linwood Ave School. Linwood Ave School is about a minute away from the Mosque where our beloved brothers were shot in a cowardly act whilst praying.

Media Clippings

Welcome to my page, here are many links to all the magazines, TV, and radio that The Butterfly Musketeers have featured in over the last few years. It’s always so nice to read, my heart is full looking back at them all knowing the awareness of the Monarch Butterfly is spreading and inspiring so many…

Giant Swan Plant Sale

I love Kahikatea Common our first event was Butterflies and Pizza, and this one was Swan Plants and Roller Skates, where anything goes. I got reminded that my community event “giant swan plant sale/roller disco which would be run by kids to raise money for their various causes randomly came to me in the shower…

Swan Plants & Toxicity

Asclepias Swan Plant Botanical Name: Asclepias physocarpa/Gomphocarpus physocarpa The Swan Plant is loved by many Kiwis, as it’s the host plant of the Monarch Caterpillar, which lives on the plant for approximately 2 weeks eating as many leaves as possible, before transforming into a beautiful Monarch Butterfly.

Butterfly Goddess

I wanted a special Monarch Butterfly dress for a long time and I knew Jo Kidd was amazing, and I just had to wait for the right time for the dress to be designed and created and Jo didn’t disappoint.  August I finally got my new amazing Butterfly dress from Jo Kidd Couture, an amazingly…

Kahikatea Common | Take Flight Butterfly House

Kia ora koe!   Synchronicities happen all the time in our life! I wanted a blank wall in the central city where I could get my artist to paint a Monarch mural.  I had the funds ready which were raised within the community, but didn’t know where to start looking! I wanted a mural in the city, so…

Monarchs in Decline & Sustainability

I grate me to print such a title, but sadly it’s true.   Monarch butterflies are here to teach us many things, and they need our help in boosting their numbers.  Imagine living in a world where there are no butterflies?  Today we are living in a world where there are so many endangered animals and species…

PROJECT SWAN PLANT 2018

This September 2018 I plan to share HEAPS of packets of Swan Plants & Acelplcia seeds from Yates NZ. That’s 1000s of extra Swan Plants around the Christchurch area for the Monarch butterflies to lay their eggs on and feed off.  This will give a massive boost to the Monarch butterfly population in our environment…

A day in a life of flutterby

I choose this design to give children hope. I hope every child that sees this monarch butterfly believes he or she has the wings to fly, to become anything that they wish to become when they are adults and know it’s possible that their dreams can come true.

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