Oh dear! A Baby Black Clydesdale has gotten lost in the trees. Now, everybody knows horses are attracted to Butterflies, so help Gus catch butterflies to lure him back to safety. Craft nets or Harvest your trees for a chance to find Butterflies, which you can redeem for all kinds of beautiful prizes, including the Baby Black Clydesdale!
If you are level 10 or higher, you will see the following pop-up. Click on the green “Place Butterfly House” button to get started.
While you are building the Butterfly House, get a head start in collecting Small & Large Butterfly Nets to catch Butterflies. In addition, harvest your Trees for a chance at finding them too!
Note: Butterflies will not be stored in your Inventory, but any Butterfly net crafted and/or Butterfly found when harvesting Trees will be counted towards the Butterfly House. You will see them once the Tree is completed!
Building the Butterfly House
Your first step is collecting construction parts. You will need the following items to start building your Butterfly House:
- Flower Saplings
- Bronze Hinges
- Coral Paint
Click on the “Ask” button to send requests for Bronze Hinges and Coral Paint to your Neighbors. If you do not wish to wait for your friends, you can skip any of these tasks for Farm Bucks.
Note: You can send a request for materials to your Friends every 18 hours.
Once you have collected the required items, click on the “Start Building!” button at the bottom of the construction Menu.
Now that the Butterfly House is almost complete, you will need help from your Neighbors to finish the job. The Butterfly House requires 4 additional builders, so click on the “Ask Friends” button to send some crew requests to your Friends. When they accept, you will see the spots in the Build Menu begin to fill. If you do not wish to wait for your friends, click the “Hire One” button to purchase crew members with Farm Bucks. Once you have successfully filled all 4 spots, click on the “Finish & Share” button.
Using the Butterfly House
Click on the Butterfly House to open the main menu.
This menu shows how many Butterflies you have collected and what prizes you are currently eligible to redeem.
A – The total amount of Butterflies you have. As you redeem prizes, this number decreases.
B – The button to use when you want to redeem a prize. Once you have enough Butterflies, this button will turn turquoise.
C – The buttons to use when you want to collect Butterflies crafting Ingredients from Friends.
D – The number of Farm Bucks required to purchase Butterflies.
Harvesting Trees: You can find Butterflies by harvesting your Trees. If you find some, they will appear in a similar fashion to prized crops.
When a Butterfly appears on your farm after harvesting, click on it and you will see the following pop-up:
Click on the turquoise “Share Butterflies” button to post a feed to your wall. Your friends will be able click on this feed to claim some free Butterflies for themselves too. Once you have clicked on the Butterfly, it will automatically be added to your Butterfly House.
You can craft your very own Butterfly Nets via the Crafting Workshop.
Click on the “Ask” button to send requests for Small Butterfly Nets to your Neighbors. If you do not wish to wait for your friends, you can skip any of these tasks for Farm Bucks.
To collect Large Butterfly Nets, click on the “Post” button to post to your Facebook wall – you will get the parts when your friends click on it, or when you click on a similar newsfeed post.
Individual Butterflies can also be purchased with Farm Bucks from the Butterfly House menu.
Redeeming Butterflies for Prizes
Once you have collected enough Butterflies, they can be redeemed for some lovely prizes. Click on your Butterfly House to open up your progress menu.
At the bottom of this menu, there are a total of 4 prizes that can be redeemed for Butterflies:
- Butterfly Flowerpot (13 Butterflies)
- Butterfly Chair (28 Butterflies)
- Purple Lilac Tree (53 Butterflies)
- Butterfly Terrarium (94 Butterflies)
Note: You will need to redeem each of the above items at least once before you get credit towards the Baby Black Clydesdale.
Once you have redeemed each of the four prizes, watch the Butterflies lure in your cute new friend!
The Baby Black Clydesdale can be redeemed for Butterflies more than once. To claim all additional Baby Black Clydesdales, click the turquoise “Get it!” button from the Butterfly House main menu.
If you don’t feel like collecting Butterflies, all of the above prizes can also be purchased in unlimited quantities for Farm Bucks.
- If you do not wish to use the Butterfly House feature, it can be deleted or stored in your Inventory.
- You can only get Butterflies when harvesting trees on your own farm. You will not get Butterflies from Neighbor visits.
- You have 21 days to collect the Butterflies prizes. If you do not collect them all, the prizes will disappear and you will be unable to claim them.
- If you want to see how much time you have left to claim the Butterflies prizes, hover your cursor over the tree.
- You are limited to one Butterfly House per farm.