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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.



      *****  RESCHEDULED FIELD TRIPS  *****

The Delaney Wildlife Management Area field trip has been rescheduled.
The new date is May 19th at 11:00 am.

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       *******
The 2019 Spring meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club was held at Massachusetts Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary in Worcester on Saturday, April 13th.
The Spring Journals were delivered to all present at the meeting. The others have been mailed. If you do not receive your copy by the end of April, contact Barbara Volkle at barbara@massbutterflies.org.
To see a write-up and photos, use the left menu "Club Information" "Past Club Events" or click here.


                      * * * * 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



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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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