This simple side quest begins after you finish the main quest Jackdaw’s Rest, and serves to introduce you to a rather odd means of finding treasure in the Forbidden Forest. This page will walk you through the side quest Follow the Butterflies in Hogwarts Legacy. This quest also earns you a trophy - “Followed the Butterflies”.
How to Start Follow the Butterflies in Hogwarts Legacy
To start this quest properly, seek out Clementine Willardsey in The Three Broomsticks, which is located right in the middle of Hogsmeade. Talk to her and she’ll tell you about some mysterious - yet enticing - butterflies that flit about in the Forbidden Forest. Agree to satiate her curiosity, then travel to the Forbidden Forest Floo Fire.
How to Track the Butterflies in the Forbidden Forest
When you arrive, cross the bridge to the north to reach the outskirts of the Forbidden Forest and a short ways in you’ll find a swarm of colorful insects flitting about. You’re now tasked with following the bugs as they meander about the forest - they won’t take you very far in, but their indirect route (often over terrain that’s difficult for you to tread) makes this take a bit of effort. Only a bit, however, you don’t need to stay all that close to the butterflies. Just keep an eye on them and make a reasonable effort to keep up with them and you’ll be fine. The butterflies even have a marker on the minimap, if for some reason you have any doubt about where, exactly, these bugs are going.
When they’ve led you around long enough they’ll eventually settle down and a chest will spawn. Loot it and you’ll obtain the Medium Tables Conjuration.
Lie or Tell the Truth to Clementine Willardsey in Hogwarts Legacy
Return to Clementine Willardsey in The Three Broomsticks and tell her what you discovered. You can downplay how lucrative following the butterflies was, but Clementine isn’t out to challenge you for any treasure you can find by such an odd hobby - she’s content just knowing that such wonders exist, should she ever muster up the courage to seek them out. Whether you lie or tell the truth, she’ll give you the Flower Box conjuration.
Completing this quest will also earn you the following trophy:
Followed the Butterflies
Follow butterflies to a treasure