First, know that no matter how many host plants you have, it will never be enough because some species of butterflies lay a lot of eggs, and some caterpillars are voracious eaters, for example Monarchs. Even we run out of or run low on certain host plants by the end of the season!
Based upon how many people we have heard express their need for pesticide-free host plants, we decided to create a free support program to provide whole host plants or leaves, adoption or foster care, to butterfly gardeners who run out of food or are overwhelmed by an abundance of eggs or caterpillars.
We grow all of our host plants to be safe for caterpillars. That means no pesticides, not even organic, are used.
Our Caterpillar Support Program is free to applicants who meet the following criteria:
The 50 mile limit pertains to our ability to deliver host plants to you. If you are more than 50 miles away we can meet up with you in a location about 50 miles from our location. There may also be someone in our Provider network who lives near you.
Fields marked with * are required. If we have not responded to your request within 2 hours please send us a text message using this link.
This form is currently closed for submissions for the 2022 caterpillar season. This form will be available next caterpillar season starting on March 1, 2023 and ending on October 31, 2023. If you need support outside of these dates, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
All deliveries within the 27278 ZIP code are free.
All deliveries based on ZIP code within 30 miles of Hillsborough, NC.
All deliveries based on ZIP code within 50 miles of Hillsborough, NC
Pick-up is available to all ZIP codes within North Carolina.