(metamorphosis) noun. The process of transformation from an immature form, to an adult form, in two or more distinct stages.

When I was a child, I had a strong feeling that I came here to accomplish something important, and yet, I had no idea of exactly what it was that I was meant to be doing. I would not wish such a state of confusion upon anyone.

I knew I didn’t fit into this world, but as it was the only world I knew. I felt I had no choice but to try and fit in. But, every worldly door I tried to open got slammed in my face. Every selfish ambition I pursued, ended in humiliation. The accumulation of many similar experiences, eventually led me to the conclusion that I was a failure. As seen through the eyes of the world, maybe I was.

In 2012, at the age of 51, I died. All the confusion I had ever experienced, evaporated like fog vanishing in the heat of the morning sun. The full remembrance of what I came here to accomplish, returned, and with it, a quiet confidence that I knew from experience, was greater than my own.

Just like a butterfly emerging out of the ashes of it's former self, I returned to the world, completely transformed by my experience. During my own metamorphosis, I came to the realisation, that death is the price the caterpillar has to pay for the butterfly to exist. From a caterpillars perspective, death is the end. To the butterfly, it is just the beginning. 

My name is Taun Richards. In the world of Lepidoptry, I am known as, The Butterfly Whisperer. This website marks the beginning of a new chapter in my  life.


"Thank you for taking the time to visit. I trust you will find something here, that inspires you to join me in helping preserve the beauty, and diversity, of our natural environment.


The Guardian angel butterfly conservation program, is my personal contribution to making the world a better place".

Taun. Richards | Author

founder of

Guardian Angel Butterfly Conservation program



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