Silent Auction Donations for 2019 Conference

Taking donations now for the 2019 Conference in St. Louis, MO.  Silent auction starts Friday morning, November 8th and continues until Saturday, November 9th.  Please contact to donate your silent auction item.  Silent Auction winners will be revealed throughout the conference on November 8th and 9th.

Item 1:

Donated by:

Monarch Research Project 

4970 Lakeside Rd

Marion, IA 52302

6×6 Monarch BioTent, valued at $230.00


Item 2:

Donated by:

Rick Mikula

Butterfly Anatomy Costume valued at – Priceless

This costume (upgraded new and better)  includes 6ft wings (a $39.99 value) extra eyes and spiracles and deluxe legs.  It is great way to teach insect anatomy for them to remember, even to a 3 year old.  Great to use for all ages.  Anyone who wins the costume will receive unlimited presentation support from Rick Mikula



Item 3:

Donated by:

David Folk

10 pairs of butterfly wings retailing between $50 – $60


Item 4:

Donated by:

Butterfly Farming Supplies

Habitat Sampler

All of our pop-up habitats are collapsible, made of paratasoid-resistant netting and feature covered zipper closures. Package includes 6 habitats as shown below: small white (window), small black (window), medium white (window), medium black (window), large black (all netting) and x-large black (all netting).

Visit for dimensions and details.

Retail value: $118.40


Item 5:

Donated by: 

Roberta Vigil of A Butterfly Tale

Butterfly Metal Crafted Garden Stake

Up for auction is a Metal Crafted Butterfly Garden Stake by Bronze Age Studios (value $15). Bronze Age Studios features one-of-a-kind sculptures and water features by artist Kristin Thorson.


Item 6:

Donated by:

Carol Pasternak

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids (sold here)

This exciting book is a great introduction to the amazing lives of Monarch butterflies, with detailed information on how to care for the caterpillars. With many full-colour photographs illustrating every step and aspect of a Monarch’s life and journey, this book is a great resource for educators, parents and monarch-lovers of all ages! (Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory 2012-06-01)

The perfect add-on to any monarch egg/caterpillar sale.

Value $19.95

Paperback retails for $8.95.    42% discount to retailers.