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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.



      *****  JULY COUNT CHANGE - NORTH WORCESTER CTY  *****

The North Worcester July Count has been rescheduled to July 27th.
See the updated July Count list for details.



      *****  Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival  *****

The 12th annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival   will be held Saturday, August 10th, at Broad Meadow Brook with lots of fun for all ages, including butterfly walks and workshops, live caterpillars, children's activities, stories, food, vendors, and more!
Click here to see the MAS event page.

If you'd like to volunteer to man the MBC table at this event please email Nancy Callahan at wpc3nat@gmail.com

      *****  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.



      *****  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.


                      * * * * Club Merchandise * * * *
We still have a few official Massachusetts Butterfly Club HATS and T-SHIRTS available for purchase. They are on sale for $20 each.


             ****** Massachusetts State Butterfy ******
For the latest news and status, please check out the Massachusetts State Butterfly Facebook page



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 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 mark@massbutterflies.org.

            Sightings Report spreadsheet

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


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North American Butterfly Association Inc (Massachusetts Chapter).


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