Meet the Owner & Butterfly Dad, Henry
It all began with a passion...
Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to check out our website and learn more about our story.
Like many as a result of the pandemic beginning in March 2020, I was furloughed from my job. One day, I came across an article by chance that changed my life. In that article, I learned that less than 5% of the wild monarch caterpillars make it to become butterflies. The wild monarch butterfly population is in fact on a fast decline and is on the verge of becoming an endangered species. With this information in mind, I decided to get involved by educating myself to help this declining species in any way possible.
I attempted to raise monarch butterflies in my home garden, and quickly fell in love with the process and the species. It was the first time I was able to experience a full life cycle and the transformation of a Monarch Butterfly. After several releases and a ton of research and experience under my belt, I decided I wanted to share this magical adventure with all my friends, family, and the community. Bringing to life the Live Chrysalis Boxes that everyone can personally experience up close! In a nutshell, this random twist of fate was how Paradise Monarchs was born in September 2020!
My hope is that with the chrysalis boxes, I can add a smile to someone’s face and brighten their day. More importantly, I hope it will inspire people to join our adventure in raising caterpillars to help promote the wild population of monarch butterflies in Hawaii.
A big MAHALO for amazing support from the local community so far and I look forward to meeting more new butterfly mommies and daddies in O'ahu!