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Massachusetts Butterfly Club

A Chapter of the
North American Butterfly Association

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                        * * * * 30 Years!!!! * * * *
The Massachusetts Butterfly Club is celebrating our 30th year! To see a brief history of the club and how it began, click here.

***      2022 Fall Meeting    ***   Save the date!      ***
        Saturday, October 8th at 6:30pm - Zoom.
The 2022 Fall meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club will be held on Saturday, October 8th at 6:30pm via Zoom.

We are excited to host Robert Gallardo to speak on “Butterflies of Honduras”. Robert is building a nature reserve and working on a complete guide to Honduran butterflies, and has made several discoveries of new species in the process. We hope you will join us to learn about tropical butterflies and conservation efforts in Honduras. For more information, click here.

The meeting will also feature photographs by members and announcement of the officer election results.

To register for the meeting, visit
To share your photos, please contact Dave Small at, 15 photos max, powerpoint or send a link to Dave and he can put it together for you. If in doubt on how to do any of this please contact Dave.

The Biennial Election of Club Officers will be held prior to the meeting. All members with a valid email on file should have received an email with the slate of officers and instructions on how to nominate additional candidates.

The current slate is:
      President - Tom Tyning
      Vice President (East) - Martha Gach
      Vice President (West) - Carol Duke
      Treasurer - Elise Barry
      Secretary - Barbara Volkle

You can nominate additional candidates by notifying Barbara Volkle at before September 23rd.

We will be using for the voting process like we did in 2020. Members will receive an email on September 23rd with instructions on how to vote. If we do not have your email address we will send a paper ballot. The vote will end on October 8th at Noon. The results of the election will be reported at the meeting.

MBC member Andrew Griffith writes a post on butterflies for the Wareham Week Today website. If you’d like to see his posts, you can click on On that webpage you can see a list of recent posts on the right side of the page.

                        **** Please Donate ****

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.

If you care about our butterflies and the club's efforts to support them, please consider making a donation to our club.
Click on this link to see how you can donate.
Another way you can help is to use Amazon Smile for your Amazon purchases and name our club as the charity. See below for information on how to do that.

                  *****  Butterflying Code of Ethics  *****
The Massachusetts Butterfly Club has adopted a Butterflying Code of Ethics. You can find the document under Club Information on the left menu.

Sign up to get e-mail from Massachusetts butterfly enthusiasts!

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!

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If you have questions about MassLep or its operations, send an email to moderator Mark Faherty, MassLep is independently operated in coordination with the Massachusetts Butterfly Club.

    *****  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

            Sightings Report spreadsheet

Note: Please DO NOT use this form if you report your sightings on MassLep or Facebook.

Please support the Massachusetts Butterfly Club when shopping on Amazon. Click on the banner below to set up your charity on Amazon Smile.   Then when you shop on Amazon, use the link   Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to:
                            Massachusetts Butterfly Club.

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