NABA-North Jersey Butterfly Club

About Us

The North American Butterfly Association (NABA)-North Jersey Butterfly Club was founded in 1995. It is the oldest of the 21 NABA chapters in the United States. NABA’s purpose is to promote the non-consumptive study, conservation, appreciation, and enjoyment of butterflies. In 2015 our chapter had about 136 members, many of whom come to our monthly meetings and field trips. Our chapter is one of NABA’s most active, having meetings with interesting programs nine months of every year, 8-10 field trips per year, and a summer picnic. We also assist other organizations in their butterfly events, give presentations on butterflies to other nature clubs, work with schools to establish butterfly gardens, assist agencies and conservation groups in removing invasive plant species from colonies of rare butterflies, and report sightings of Threatened and Endangered species to the NJ Endangered and Nongame Species Program. Several members compile NABA Fourth of July Butterfly Counts, and many members participate in several such counts. Our members come from many backgrounds and some are experts in other taxa such as plants, herptiles, birds, and other insects, and all gladly share their knowledge and experience with members and non-members alike.

A detailed compilation of the North Jersey Butterfly Club's activities and accomplishments for 2016 can be found here.

New members and guests including young ones are always welcome. We meet at 7:30 P.M. the first Tuesday of most months at the Haggerty Education Center of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, Morris County. There is no meeting in July (when many members are occupied in organizing and participating in the Fourth of July counts), or December. The August meeting is a picnic.

Meetings, field trips, and other chapter activities are posted on this website and sent to members. Come join us at meetings and on field trips to share wonderful outdoor adventures.