Massachusetts Butterfly Club
Field Trips and July Counts
2014 Field Trips (PDF) (WORD)
2014 July Counts (PDF) (WORD)
Three of the main goals of NABA’s Butterfly Count Program are to (1) gather data that will monitor butterfly populations, (2) give butterfliers a chance to socialize and have fun, and (3) raise public awareness by hosting events that will increase general interest in butterflies.
NABA suggestions for improving observations on butterfly counts
Link to NABA butterfly count page
Hunting Season - Please be aware of the different hunting seasons in Massachusetts. It is a good idea to wear a bright orange vest or jacket when you are in the field during hunting season.  Massachusetts hunting season schedule for 2014.  Mass.gov hunting home page.
Checklist for field trips:
CALL AHEAD: In consideration for the field trip leader, call ahead to say that you plan to attend, to confirm meeting time and place, to find out how long the trip will be (i.e. should you bring lunch, etc.), to check for changes in plan, and to check for a rain date.
BRING: binoculars, field guide(s), suntan/block lotion, water, hat, insect repellent, snacks and/or lunch, pen/pencil & small pad for recording your observations.