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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.

***      2020 Annual Meeting    ***   Save the date!      ***
          Saturday, November 14th, 6:30-9PM via   Zoom

The 2020 Annual meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club will be held on Saturday, November 14th from 6:30-9PM via Zoom.
Members will receive an email soon with instructions for registering for the Zoom meeting.

The results of the officer elections will be reported at the meeting. Members will be notified soon with instructions on how to vote. If we have your email address we will send an email with voting instructions otherwise we will send a paper ballot.
The candidates are:
      President - Martha Gach
      Vice President (East) - Rosemary Mosco
      Vice President (West) - Carol Duke
      Treasurer - Elise Barry
      Secretary - Barbara Volkle

Our speaker for the meeting is Dr. Susan Finkbeiner. She is an Entomologist & Evolutionary Biologist Ph.D. at Cal State Long Beach, researching butterfly coloration, ecology, and evolution. Her talk title is "Deconstructing Visual Signals in Social Butterflies".

Following the main program there will be a slide show of members' photographs. If you would like your photographs (up to 20) included in the slide show, contact Dave Small at Please do NOT send photos in your email.

If you have any questions about the meeting or the officers election, you can contact Barbara Volkle at

* * * * Donations to the Massachusetts Butterfly 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.
You can also find the link under Club Information on the left menu.

      *****  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.

                      * * * * 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

            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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