Massachusetts Butterfly Club

2023 Fall Meeting

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The Fall meeting of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club was held at Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester on Saturday, October 14th. Thanks to Martha Gach and Massachusetts Audubon for allowing us to use the BMB facility. It's a great place for our meetings. This was our second in-person meeting since Fall 2019! Twenty members and guests joined us in-person and another seventeen joined us on Zoom. Just like the Spring meeting, we had some audio/video issues with the Zoom presentations. It is a difficult setup to allow in-person meeting with a Zoom speaker and Zoom attendees. Thanks to Dave Small we were able to make it work. Also, thanks to everyone who stayed around at the end to help clean up.

The food was great! Special thanks go to Bill Benner and Joe Wicinski for bringing two main courses, dessert and drinks. It is hard to imagine a better pot-luck selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. To bad the food can't be Zoomed!

Our guest speaker (via Zoom) was Herb Wilson, co-author of the new book Butterflies of Maine and the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
Butterflies of Maine The book introduces readers to over one hundred and twenty butterfly species documented in the Acadian region. Including contributions from researchers and community scientists, this volume is indispensable for anyone interested in the study and conservation of these ecologically important insects.
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You can see a video of his talk here Herb Wilson presentation.

Following the speaker and pot-luck dinner, the popular member photograph show included pictures taken by Howard Hoople, Tom Murray, Garry Kessler and Don Adams.
Thanks to everyone who stayed to help clean up.
Unfortunately our photographer fell asleep at the switch so there are no photographs of this event.