We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals who have the time to be a part of our Butterfly Gardening team. We currently have 3 Work/stay positions open every month, and usually positions fill a month or two in advance, but don’t be afraid to ask if we have any additional spots! The common day starts at 7am, where participants start the day with meal from the rotating menu on the balcony at the Bed and Breakfast, and then work in the garden starts at 8. Duties do change with the seasons, but the majority of the work will be butterfly and caterpillar care and feeding, and garden and trail maintenance. All of the basic duties can be learned here at the Mariposario. If you have any specific interests or skills in plant or insect husbandry, or even artistic or construction skills, we can also play to your strengths, but all you really need is an enthusiasm for working outdoors. After your work day, all the staff and work/stays have a family style lunch together, and the rest of the time is yours to play with in the beautiful setting of Montezuma.
The cost per person is $225 for the month. That, plus 5 four hour days of working in the garden (or 20 hours per week, to provide some scheduling flexibility) gets you a bed in our dorm room, and a full breakfast and lunch. The work/stay house also has two shared bathrooms, and a shared kitchen that you can use to prepare your own dinners.
See availability for working with butterflies.