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Massachusetts Butterfly Club

A Chapter of the
North American Butterfly Association

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The Massachusetts Butterfly Club sponsors state-wide butterfly activities to promote education, conservation, interpretation, and fun! We invite people of all ages and levels of expertise to attend our meetings, programs, field trips, and butterfly counts and to become members of our club.

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The spring meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club will be held on Saturday, April 7 at the Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester. Festivities will begin with a potluck dinner at 5:30pm, and will include a fund-raising auction for the club, a presentation by Rick Cech on Hungary Butterflies (ok, not hungry, Hungary!), with assistance from Steve Moore and Barbara Volkle who accompanied him on this trip, and the ever popular opportunity for club photographers to show their favorite images of butterflies (up to 20 images each!) from the past season.
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The 11th annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival   will be held at Broad Meadow Brook on August 11 with lots of fun for all ages, including butterfly walks and workshops, live caterpillars, children's activities, stories, food, vendors, and more!
Click here to see the MAS event page.

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A hearing was scheduled for January 30th for House bill H.3364 to designate the Black Swallowtail as the official butterfly of the Commonwealth. We will post the results when they are announced.
For the latest news and status, please check out the Massachusetts State Butterfly Facebook page

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We still have a few official club T-Shirts available for purchase. Please click on this link for more information.

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If you wish to receive periodic e-mail messages about butterflies in Massachusetts and to report your own butterfly sightings, consider joining the MassLep list server. Butterfly watchers from around the state send messages listing the butterflies they see, describing butterfly behavior, posing questions, and answering them. Joining the list server is a great way to find out what's flying and to get to know others who share your interests!

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North American Butterfly Association Inc (Massachusetts Chapter).

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