What to do when you find a sleeping butterfly in your house?

Found a Butterfly?
Found a Butterfly?

If you find a hibernating (sleeping) butterfly in your house in winter this is what to do:

  • very gently put it in a cardboard box
  • leave it for half an hour or so in a cooler location to settle down
  • now relocate the box to the inside of a shed, outhouse or garage, make sure that the box has an opening, so that the butterfly can escape when it wakes up in spring