My butterflies, moths and taxidermy:

BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

None of the butterflies and moths used in my work are endangered and none have been illegally obtained.

My UK suppliers support Captive Breeding Programmes and Controlled Insect Farming Projects which encourage an active interest in conservation and stimulates an interest in world ecology. In turn, our interests helps animal populations in their native lands and assist indigenous people by providing an income and encourage the protection of dwindling forest areas.

 

Many of the butterflies are sourced from Papua New Guinea (PNG) - the world leader in conserving tropical butterflies. It is the only country whose constitution designates insects as one of its renewable natural resources. In 1978 the PNG government set up The Insect Farming & Trading Agency to develop this insect resource in a sustainable way. The aim is to allow villagers to ranch, and sell, about 100 specimens a year. Currently annual sales of insects to collectors, naturalists, scientists and artists worldwide is around $400,000.

 

These forests are rapidly declining and the case for saving tropical forests is now well known.  Many support this cause by buying "products of the rainforest," or helping conservation organisations working in these areas.

Local villagers collect butterflies and other insects from the forests to sell, or they plant caterpillar food plants and then sell the
adult butterflies that develop on the plants - a process known as "butterfly ranching". Awareness that the forest is the source of their income the villagers have a greater incentive to conserve the area.

 

BIRDS

None of the bird species I use are endangered and none are illegally taken from the wild. None require legal documentation.

DEFRA confirm that only endangered birds require certificates and official documentation and I do not use any such species.My glass domes:

GLASS DOMES:

I use Victorian glass domes, vintage domes and modern glass domes. There may occasionally be tiny blemishes in the antique glass - these are commensurate with age.

DELIVERY:

Once your butterfly dome is ready it will be delivered within 2 working days of full payment.  The average charge for delivery in UK is under £25. All domes for delivery in the UK will be delivered the day following postage and a tracking number will be provided immediately after posting.  Domes posted worldwide usually take between 4 & 7 days for delivery (depending on destination) and a tracking number will be provided on the day of posting. 

RETURNS:

If there are any issues with your butterfly dome, or you are not 100% satisfied with it, I will arrange a full refund (on receipt of the safely returned dome) or I will arrange a replacement dome.

You have 14 days (following confirmed delivery) to notify me if you want to cancel the order or exchange the item.

How to cancel your order, or return or exchange your item

Please contact  me (within 14 days of tracked delivery) and let me know if there is a problem or you wish to cancel your order, return or exchange your item. This should be done only via e mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.mail.com or whatsapp on 07951 110147.

Once return is agreed please securely package the item up (using suitable double box packaging). The dome should be received no more than 14 days following confirmation with Butterfly Domes that you want to cancel your order. The product should be returned using a signed for 24 hour service only - UK (Parcelforce is recommended) and a fast, tacked service is required from outside the UK . Please note that you will be responsible for all costs of returning the product.  The return address will be provided at time of cancellation of the order.

I will process the refund directly to your bank account, within 2 working days  of "safe" receipt of the dome.

IMPORTANT: If any damage has been sustained to the glass dome during return transit a refund cannot be made. 

 

*Please don’t destroy or throw away any product or packaging, even if it’s faulty, before you’ve contacted Butterfly Domes and agreed that doing so won't affect any refund you may be entitled to. Please note that you are liable for any diminished value of the product resulting from the handling of the product in any way other than what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the product while you are responsible for it. 

 

CONTACT ME:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.gmail.com

Tel: 07951 110 147

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