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Massachusetts Butterfly Club

A Chapter of the
North American Butterfly Association

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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.

Butterfly Club Elections Are Coming!
In even numbered years in the fall the MA Butterfly Club chooses its officers for the two years beginning, in this case, in November 2018. Beginning September 13, ballots will be mailed to the membership for their vote (either by return mail, or by bringing the ballot to the October 13 meeting). The five officer positions of the club that will be voted on include President, Vice-President West, Vice-President East, Secretary and Treasurer.

**********   2018 Fall Meeting    ***   Save the date!   *******
The Fall meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club will be held at Massachusetts Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, on Saturday, October 13th.

5:30 PM - Potluck Supper
                (bring a favorite dish/dessert to share)
6:30 PM - Business Meeting, Presentations

Dr. Stephen Reppert will be our guest speaker.
Beauty and Biology of the Monarch Butterfly Migration
All aspects of the multigenerational migration of eastern North American monarch butterflies will be discussed. This will include a historical perspective, an overview of the annual migration cycle, a travelogue of the monarchs’ remarkable navigational abilities, and a discussion of current threats and conservation efforts.
Steven Reppert, MD, is an Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA. He is known for his research on the navigational mechanisms used by migratory monarch butterflies during their long-distance journey to Mexico. He currently is an educator, lecturer, and writer on all things monarch. For details see:

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                      * * * * Club Merchandise * * * *
Our new Massachusetts Butterfly Club HATS are here! Available in 21 colors, they are on sale for $20 each. Please click on this link for more information.
We still have a few official club T-Shirts available for purchase. Please click on this link for more information.

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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!

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