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 Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club will be at Massachusetts Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, starting with a pot-luck supper at 5:30 pm. During this meeting we will celebrate the 25th ANNIVERSARY of the founding of the club. In lieu of a guest speaker, we’ll encourage attendees to reminisce about the special moments in the club’s history. Be prepared to share the funny, inspiring and meaningful experiences you’ve had that have made the club a special part of your life. We’d also like to include photos of people or butterflies that are part of the club’s history. If you have images you’d like to share, contact Howard Hoople by October 20.

Club members should return their ballot for the biennial fall election cycle for the Massachusetts Butterfly Club. On this ballot, you are asked to vote for officers of the club for November 2016 through October 2018. You can also bring your ballot to the meeting October 22.

Copies of the fall issue of Massachusetts Butterflies will be available at the meeting. If you are not a member, you can order a copy by following this link: club publications. Please send your request in early in order to get this publication as soon as it is available.

We’ll also have our club monarch tee shirts for sale in a variety of sizes and colors for $20 each.

Looking forward to seeing you on October 22!

Please bring your own plates, eating utensils and beverage container. We are trying to go green. Thank you.

             ****** Massachusetts State Butterfy ******
The winner is ..... Black Swallowtail.
    Black Swallowtail .................... 531 votes
    Mourning Cloak ..................... 470 votes
    Great Spangled Fritillary ......... 152 votes

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

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