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These links are to articles and videos that have appeared in the media. They are about our MBC friends or are articles related to Massachusetts butterflies.

January 21, 2022 - Science Friday
    Pigeons Are More Than Pests
Rosemary Mosco's (MBC VP-East) second interview on Science Friday. It's not about butterflies but it is fun.

September 8, 2021 - The Many Mysteries of the Monarch
    An article in the Boston Globe by Don Lyman features interviews with MBC members Martha Gach and Madeline Champagne.
        Click here to download the article.
    Also, here is a link to a related article on the Journey North website. The Monarch's Forest Ecosystem

January 17, 2020 - Science Friday
    The Seriously Silly Science Comics Of Rosemary Mosco
Interview on Science Friday with our current VP-East, Rosemary Mosco.

October 8, 2019 - Vineyard Gazette (The Vine)
    The Butterfly Effect (by Will Sennott)
Nice article in Martha's Vineyard "The Vine" featuring butterflies and Matt Pelikan.

Winter 2018 - The Lepidopterists' Society
The Lepidopterists' Society's Winter 2018 newsletter had two articles by Tor Hansen. One article is on an encounter between ant and ceraunus blue, and the other article is on Discovering Promethea. If you are interested, you can download the pdf of the issue here.

July 17, 2018 - A Flight of Fancy
A Massachusetts Butterfly Club walk on the Sudbury Valley Trustees trails in Northborough and Westborough was written up in an article in the MetroWest Daily News. Click here to read the article.

August 15, 2017 - Art Show in the Adirondacks
Howard Hoople participated in the Cranberry Lake Art Show. The show was written up in the Watertown Daily News. Click here to read the article.

August 20, 2012 - Butterfly populations shifting in Massachusetts
Nineteen years of MBC sighting data has been used to demonstrate increases in southern-based butterfly species and decreases in northern-based butterfly species.
Click here for the press release by Harvard Forest.
Click here to read an article written by Jeremy C. Fox in the Boston Globe.
Click here for the original article by G. Breed, S. Stichter, and E. Crone, published August 20, 2012 in the biology journal Nature Climate Change.
Click here for the supplementary data to the original article.

Fall 2011 - The Fall 2011 issue of NABA's Butterfly Gardener magazine has an excellent article on the Massachusetts Butterfly Club written by Steve Moore.
Click here to see the article.

August 25, 2011 - Andover Townsman article about Howard Hoople (by Judy Wakefield)
For Howard Hoople, colorful insects tickle his fancy.
"Howard Hoople is a butterfly aficionado who is all business when he talks about his passion."   Click here to read more.
Two corrections to the information in the article:
1) Howard is a formmer President of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club not the North American Butterfly Association.
2) Howard's website is

Please send links for other articles related to Massachusetts butterflies or club members to our webmaster.