Massachusetts Butterfly Club
A Chapter of the
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.
***** RESCHEDULED FIELD TRIPS *****
The McDonald’s Preserve Hessel's Hairstreak hike in Wilbraham has been rescheduled.
The new date is June 8th at 11:00 am. The rain date is June 9th. The change is due to the extended cold and lack of flower blooms.
***** 2019 Hessel's Hairstreak Search Project *****
Butterfly seekers are needed for the 2019 Hessel's Hairstreak Search Project, a joint venture between The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife and the Massachusetts Butterfly Club (MBC). This is a volunteer project and you can commit as much time as you can to it. Even a ½ hour hike at a site would be really helpful. The time frame is from mid-May to the end of June.
Please email Danielle Desmarais at Dldesmar@hotmail.com to be added to the email list for all the communication and documents that explain the search in detail.
********** Field Trips for 2019 **********
The field trip and July count schedules for 2019 have been posted to the website. Click on 2019 Schedule on the left menu.
********** 2019 Spring Meeting *******
****** Massachusetts State Butterfy ******
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If you wish to receive periodic e-mail messages about butterflies in Massachusetts and to report your own butterfly sightings, consider joining the MassLep list server. Butterfly watchers from around the state send messages listing the butterflies they see, describing butterfly behavior, posing questions, and answering them. Joining the list server is a great way to find out what's flying and to get to know others who share your interests!
If you have problems with subscribing or unsubscribing to the MassLep list server, send an email to the list server monitor.
***** Report your sightings to our Records Compiler *****
If you do not report your sightings on MassLep or Facebook and would like to report your sightings to our records compiler directly, you can download the spreadsheet below and email to Mark Fairbrother at email@example.com.
Note: Please DO NOT use this form if you report your sightings on MassLep or Facebook.
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