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.

The Spring meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club will be held on Saturday, April 8, starting with a potluck supper at 5:30 pm at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary (414 Massasoit Rd, Worcester, MA).

In addition to the potluck supper, we’ll have our (short) business meeting, a presentation by Garry Kessler (the working title is “The Secret Life of Butterflies”, but that may change!), and a fund-raising auction. So please begin thinking about items you can donate to the auction! Nan Wilson has already donated one of her prints, showing the life cycle of none other than the Black Swallowtail, our candidate for Massachusetts State Butterfly!

Please join us on Saturday, April 8 at Broad Meadow Brook!

Recently, several members of the club made the trip to Mission, Texas for the 2016 NABA Biennial Members' Meeting/Texas Butterfly Festival. Here is a photograph of a few of the members.

The Fall meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club was held at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester on Saturday, October 22nd. We celebrated the 25th ANNIVERSARY of the founding of the club. We had several founding members of the club in attendance.
The Fall 2016 issue of Massachusetts Butterflies was handed out to all members who attended the meeting. It has been mailed to all other members.

             ****** Massachusetts State Butterfy ******
The winner is ..... Black Swallowtail.
    Black Swallowtail .................... 531 votes
    Mourning Cloak ..................... 470 votes
    Great Spangled Fritillary ......... 152 votes
For the latest news and status, please check out the Massachusetts State Butterfly Facebook page

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

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