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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.

      **********   Field Trip Rescheduled    **********
Please join Russ Hopping and Howard Hoople for the rescheduled field trip to Weir Hill in North Andover on Wednesday, May 23, beginning at 11:00 am. We’ll be looking for Frosted Elfins and other early species. Russ is particularly interested in having some help surveying the area for Frosted Elfins, in support of recent efforts the Trustees have made in managing the habitat at Weir Hill. Some elfin-like individuals have been reported there in the past few days, but so far they have not definitely been identified as Frosteds. Even just a few people helping in the search on Wednesday would be very helpful. Please contact Howard Hoople at or 978-604-0454 if you can join us. Meet at the parking area between the American Legion Beach and the electrical substation on Pleasant Street in North Andover (GPS to 535 Pleasant Street in North Andover will be just opposite the parking area!).

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MA Butterfly Trips are now available on teh website.
To see the 2018 trips and July 4th counts, use the link on the left "2018 Schedule".

                      * * * * Club Merchandise * * * *
Our new Massachusetts Butterfly Club HATS are here! Available in 21 colors, they are on sale for $20 each. Please click on this link for more information.
We still have a few official club T-Shirts available for purchase. Please click on this link for more information.

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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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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