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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.

April 25, 2015 - Worcester Telegram and Gazette Sunday Sit-down: Naturalist David H. Small (by Paula J. Owen)
Sunday Sit-down: Naturalist David H. Small
"A naturalist since he was a teenager, Mr. Small loves to teach people about natural history". 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 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.

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.

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 President of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club not the North American Butterfly Association.
2) Howard's website is

Please send links for other articles related to Massachusetts butterflies or club members to our webmaster.