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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.

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The spring meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club will be held on Saturday, April 7 at the Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester. Festivities will begin with a potluck dinner at 5:30pm, and will include a fund-raising auction for the club, a presentation by Rick Cech on Hungary Butterflies, and the ever popular opportunity for club photographers to show their favorite images of butterflies from the past season.

The presentation by Rick Cech is titled ďVISITING HUNGARY: Butterflies, Birds, Beef Borscht, and other Bits and Bobs.Ē The temperate climate and rural hills of Hungary are reminiscent of southern New England. Even species groups are similar. But in a twist on the French proverb, in this case the more they are the same, the more we can see how they differ. Rick Cech, a long-time non-resident member of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club, will come by with wife Emily Peyton to discuss their visit to Hungary in July, 2016, accompanied by Steve Moore and Barbara Volkle.

At our AUCTION you can bid on all things butterfly. Bring your butterfly treasures to contribute to the auction. Auctioneer Brian Cassie will preside.

During the MEMBERSí SLIDE SHOW, members may show up to 20 slides or digital photos that represent highlights from the field in during 2017. If you wish to show your slides, contact Howard at

Our new Massachusetts Butterfly Club HATS are here! Available in 21 colors, they will be on sale starting at our spring meeting, April 7 for $20 each. Thanks to Tom Gagnon for his efforts. Tom will have the remaining hats for sale throughout the summer season.

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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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A hearing was scheduled for January 30th for House bill H.3364 to designate the Black Swallowtail as the official butterfly of the Commonwealth. We will post the results when they are announced.
For the latest news and status, please check out the Massachusetts State Butterfly Facebook page

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