Backyard Safari Butterfly Habitat by Alex Brands #2014HolidayGiftGuide

BACKYARDSAFARI-BUTTERFLY-HABITAT“WEMAKE7 was not compensated for this post. We did however receive free product to review. All opinions are our own.”

Do you have a kiddo that loves to explore? Or maybe they love playing outside and catching bugs and butterflies? I personally love the outdoors and love butterflies. My kiddos are just like me and love playing outside and watching all the wildlife in our backyard. Just recently we had the opportunity to review the Backyard Safari Butterfly Habitat by Alex Brands.


 Who is Alex Brands?

As a family of brands, ALEX BRANDSTM includes some of the most iconic names in the toy industry, including ALEX TOYS®, POOF®, SLINKY®, SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER®, IDEAL®, ZOOB® and BACKYARD SAFARI™, ZILLIONZ™ and CITIBLOCS™.  From classic, timeless toys and games to open-ended activities that emphasize children’s developmental needs. ALEX BRANDSTM lends itself to a lifestyle of creative and active play. 


 The Butterfly Habitat is pretty neat. Inside the box contains an extra large Butterfly Habitat, a Collectible Patch, a Pop-up Field Guide, and Butterfly Certificate.

Features include:

  • Collapsible Spring Frame
  • Light, Durable Nylon Mesh
  • Easy-Access Closure
  • Hang or Carry Nylon Strap

Product Description: Create your own Butterfly Experience! This lightweight habitat collapses for easy carrying in the field then expands a full 16″ to create an instant aviary for live butterflies. A light-weight, spring frame supports a fine, breathable mesh to create the perfect environment for delicate flying creatures. The easy-access closure lets you reach in and out without harming, or accidentally releasing, butterflies. A nylon strap with Velcro closures keeps habitat collapsed when not in use then doubles as a handle for carrying or hanging aloft. BACKYARDSAFARI-BUTTERFLY-HABITAT-ALEXBRANDS

 My kids have been enjoying this Butterfly Habitat. They get so excited when they find a butterfly they can put in it and watch. They love that it came with a certificate that they can go online and order their free painted lady caterpillars and food (just pay shipping). Another thing they like about this is the Butterfly Keeper’s Guide. It has beautiful illustrations and information about butterflies.


I really like this Butterfly Habitat and so happy that my kiddos like it too. They like it so much that I have been looking into getting them some other Backyard Safari products as well. =)


I think the Backyard Safari Butterfly Habitat would make a great gift this upcoming holiday season.

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  • Of Coffee and Crackers

    This is one fun activity!! I love butterflies!!! 🙂

  • Fathima Syedali

    Sounds like a fun & interesting activity for kids. I never heard about this kind of product. Its different & it encourages the children to learn more about Butterflies.

  • Rob

    This is so cool. I am going to gift one of these to my nephew :).

  • Rebecca Swenor

    This is awesome. My niece and nephews would so love this they try catching anything that moves. Thanks for sharing.

  • HilLesha

    I might have to buy something like this for my son. He loves butterflies!

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    I love this Butterfly Habitat. We collect monarch butterfly eggs every year and take care of the caterpillar until it transforms into the chrysalis. After it hatches into a beautiful butterfly we release them into the yard. It is a great learning experience for kids.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE Alex Brands!! We just had fun with the butterflies this summer 🙂

  • Garf

    I was not into catching butterflies when I was a kid because I was more into catching fireflies

  • Ellie Swinton

    I love reading about your family! You always seem to have a really great time together 🙂 X

  • Rosey

    What a fun way to get the kids out and exploring. It’s definitely a learning toy, that’s for sure!

  • agatapokutycka

    What a great idea. I bet older kids would totally love it.

  • R U S S

    I have not had a chance to catch butterflies so I find this product pretty cool. It would be a nice experience to try it some time.

  • R U S S

    I have not had the chance to catch a butterfly so I find this product really cool. I would love to have one for myself.

  • Aisha Kristine Chong

    Haha so cool – I am sure they had fun with this – I never really experienced such.

  • Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM

    This is something my little ones sure would enjoy. Nice discount, too!

  • Sharon

    Well, that looks way fun! And our whole family loves being outdoors and goofing around

  • Geanine

    This is so cool! My son has wanted one for quite sometime, thinking we may have to finally get it!

  • Shasta

    This would make a great gift for the kids in the summer.

  • FamiGami

    If my kids weren’t terrified of bugs, this would be a very fun set to have! I find it interesting to look at butterflies up close/

  • Giveaways 4 Mom

    What a great activity for kids.

  • Lori Felix

    What a great activity for the whole family

  • Kathy

    WE do this every year in my classroom. The kids love it!

  • Sandy

    I used to catch butterflies all the time when I was younger. That’s a really cool product for kids.

  • Sandy

    That is such neat experience. I used to go butterfly catching all the time when I was a kid.

  • Joanna Sormunen

    That is so cool! A perfect gift for a future biologist or explorer!

  • Deanna Ritz

    I used to get these butterfly kits when I taught kinder and first grade. They are really a great way to teach the life cycle of the butterfly.

  • Dov Shapira

    That is so cool, great activity for kids 🙂

  • Terri Ramsey Beavers

    I love that butterfly habitat and I know the kids would too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Erin

    This looks so fun! We did a butterfly habitat a few years ago with my now 9 year old. He loved it! We kept the net and every year catch a few caterpillars to put in it. So much fun and such a great learning experience.

  • Sharon Wong

    I have never heard of this brand before, but I think it’s great for people who love catching butterflies.

  • Candace

    That looks like fun! I feel like I had something like that when I was a kid.

  • aimee fauci

    I have seen this being sold and never knew much about it. I bet my 9 year old would like this. She is our little critter catcher.

  • Franc Ramon

    This would be a nice way learn about butterflies. It’s also an easier way to catch them.

  • Samantha Angell

    How fun for your kids! Butterflies and caterpillars are so cool- good for your kids to learn a little bit of science while playing!

  • Liz Mays

    What a terrific way to really study and learn about butterflies. I like this!

  • Meagan

    Super cool! My kids would totally get a kick out of this- and then we get to let them go!

  • Shasta

    That’s really interesting! My daughter loves to be outside and would love something like this, however she might be a bit too young and want to “play” with the butterfly…so I might wait a bit to get something like this.

  • Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    We have one of these and love it. What a great gift it would make.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    That is so cool. My boys would absolutely go ga-ga for something like this.

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