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 2015 Mass Butterfly Club Potluck Supper Meeting was held on Saturday, April 11th at the Massachusetts Audubon Society Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center in Worcester.
To see a brief "write-up" of the meeting and several pictures (thanks to Barbara Volkle), please click here.

The Spring 2015 issue of Massachusetts Butterflies was handed out to all members who attended the meeting along with the updated checklist. They have been mailed to all other members.
If you are a member and have not received it by May 1st, please send email to barbara@massbutterflies.org. -->


The 8th annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival   will be held Saturday, August 8th at the Massachusetts Audubon Society Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center in Worcester.
Click here to see the MAS event page.


The Caterpillars of Massachusetts 2009 by Sam Jaffe

After a fantastic 2009 season spent seeking out and photographing many of our more spectacular caterpillars, Sam has combined his notes on Massachusetts' caterpillar life histories into a single document. Now, with the help of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club, these notes are available online, as a pdf, with accompanying thumbnail links to Sam's relevant photographs.

These notes should not be mistaken for an exhaustive resource, but the information provided regarding caterpillar location, hostplant, season, and behavior might be especially relevant to all Massachusetts butterfly and moth enthusiasts.


The update to the Checklist of Massachusetts Butterflies is here! See the description on the club publications page to view a sample page and learn how to order yours today!

Many thanks to Erik Nielsen for compiling the records and for creating the checklist and to Mark Fairbrother for maintaining our records!


We are delighted to announce the publication of

The Massachusetts Butterfly Club GUIDE TO GOOD BUTTERFLY SITES

From the Berkshires to the Cape and Islands, this GUIDE will lead you through twenty-six of the best butterfly-finding sites in the state. Written by well-known Massachusetts Butterfly Club field experts, this 142-page coil-bound book describes each site in detail, with original trail maps, sighting lists, directions, and hot tips!

Order yours today!


Sign up to get e-mail from Massachusetts butterfly enthusiasts!

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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You may read the pre-Sept 2005 archived MassLep e-mail messages here.

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