Massachusetts Butterfly Club
Since 1995, the Massachusetts Butterfly Club has been hosting 'Butterfly Institutes' across the state. Each Institute is a series of weeknight lectures and weekend field trips that are conducted by MBC members for 4 to 8 weeks in May and June. They are often co-sponsored with other organizations, and they are open to club members and non-members alike.
The topics that are addressed range across butterfly identification, life cycle, gardening, and conservation and environmental issues. The Institutes employ both formal presentations and informal discussions. They are also a great opportunity to become acquainted with some MBC members. Classes are usually filled to limits of 15 to 20 people, and a lot of enthusiasm is generated on the field trips. Attendees are encouraged to go on the other MBC field trips that are offered, and to participate in the NABA Fourth of July counts.
The Club will not run any Institutes this year.