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These links are to articles and videos that have appeared in the media. They are about our MBC friends or are articles related to Massachusetts butterflies.


August 26, 2013 - Worcester Telegram and Gazette article about Sam Jaffe's display at Tower Hill Botanical Garden (by Karen Nugent)
Creepy crawlers at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
"Caterpillars don't always turn into gorgeous butterflies."   Click here to read more.


September 11, 2012 - NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
(Both clips are preceded by a 15 second commercial.)
This clip was broadcast September 11 on the NBC Nightly News.
It includes interviews with Greg Breed, Steve Moore and Tom Gagnon along with photos taken by Frank Model.
Southern butterflies shifting to warmer north
The following piece was not broadcast but is available on the NBC Nightly News website.
Butterfly enthusiasts "delighted" data being used


August 22, 2012 - Big News for the Giant Swallowtail
Mass Audubon blog on increase in sightings of Giant Swallowtails.
Click here to read the blog.


August 20, 2012 - Butterfly populations shifting in Massachusetts
Nineteen years of MBC sighting data has been used to demonstrate increases in southern-based butterfly species and decreases in northern-based butterfly species.
Click here for the press release by Harvard Forest.
Click here to read an article written by Jeremy C. Fox in the Boston Globe.
Click here to read an article written by Chris Bergeron in the Metrowest Daily News.
Click here for the original article by G. Breed, S. Stichter, and E. Crone, published August 20, 2012 in the biology journal Nature Climate Change.
Click here for the supplementary data to the original article.


July 8, 2012 - The Cape Cod Times ran an article written by K.C. Myers on tracking butterflies on the Cape.
The ninth hole of the Highland Links Golf Course buzzed with activity. Click here to read more.


Fall 2011 - The Fall 2011 issue of NABA's Butterfly Gardener magazine has an excellent article on the Massachusetts Butterfly Club written by Steve Moore.
Click here to see the article.


Winter 2011 - The Winter 2011 issue of NABA's Butterfly Gardener magazine has a book review of Ellen Sousa's The Green Garden.
Ellen Sousa lives in Spencer, MA.
Click here to see the review.


August 25, 2011 - Andover Townsman article about Howard Hoople (by Judy Wakefield)
For Howard Hoople, colorful insects tickle his fancy.
"Howard Hoople is a butterfly aficionado who is all business when he talks about his passion."   Click here to read more.
Two corrections to the information in the article:
1) Howard is currently Vice President (East) of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club not the North American Butterfly Association.
2) Howard's website is andoverbutterflies.net


August 19, 2011 - RadioBoston article about Sam Jaffe (by Meghna Chakrabarti)
Making Butterflies: Preserving New Englandís Caterpillars.
"Thousands of people walk along the Blue Hillsí gravel paths every summer."   Click here to read more.


August 11, 2011 - Boston.com interview of Sam Jaffe (by Mark Sweeny)
His art can creep up on you.
"The idea of getting some little kid to ask about mimicry and camouflage was exciting."   Click here to read more.


July 26, 2011 - Springfield Republican article written about local butterflier Betsy Higgins (by Kathryn Roy)
Raising butterflies both fun and educational.
"Butterfly enthusiasts often make special excursions, with guide books and binoculars in hand, looking for the pretty winged creatures."   Click here to read more.


June 28, 2011 - Worcester Telegram and Gazette article about Steve Moore and Barbara Volkle (by Paula J. Owen)
Northboro couple on a quest to eye all butterflies.
"The couple has seen almost every bird species in North America."   Click here to read more.


May 4, 2011 - Westover Air Reserve Base website article on the visit by members of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club for a Frosted Elfin survey
Butterfly Club survey.
"Nine members of Massachusetts Butterfly Club surveyed on base April 29."   Click here to read more.


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