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Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 12:01:43 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: Cloutier <cloutier...>
Subject: Re: [MassLep] Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival - 8/10/2019

Sounds wonderful. Glad it went so well.
Sue and Ron Cloutier
New Salem, MA


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>From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
>Sent: Aug 11, 2019 11:20 AM
>To: MassLep <MassLep...>
>Subject: [MassLep] Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival - 8/10/2019
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>The annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival was held at Broad Meadow=
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>Brook MAS in Worcester from 10am to 4pm yesterday in bright sunny=20
>weather. The Massachusetts Butterfly Club was represented at its and=20
>other tables by members Howard Hoople, Dolores Price, Barbara Volkle,=20
>Dave Grant, Donna Schilling, Martha Gach, Kristin Steinmetz, and Steve=20
>Moore.
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>Howard and Steve led 3 separate butterfly walks around the main=20
>buildings and gardens which were attended by about 75 people, of which=20
>at least 50% were children (several of whom did most of the skipper=20
>spotting). During the day we saw:
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>Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 2
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>Black Swallowtail - 2
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>Giant Swallowtail - 1
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>Cabbage White - 10+
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>American Copper - 2 (mating)
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>Gray Hairstreak - 1
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>American Lady - 1
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>Painted Lady - 1
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>Red-spotted Purple - 1
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>Viceroy - 1
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>Monarch - 12
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>Silver-spotted Skipper - 1 (worn)
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>Wild Indigo Duskywing - 1
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>Tawny-edged Skipper - 2
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>Peck's Skipper - 16 (some seen and identified by children less than 3=20
>feet tall!!)
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>Little Glassywing - 1
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>Crossline Skipper - 1
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>and for a lucky few a Red Fox casually walking through the front garden=20
>early in the day.
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>The Club had a full and rewarding day with one new member signing up and=
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>3 who took our membership application and promised to sign up through=20
>the NABA site. We also sold about 8 checklists and a few past Journals.=20
>The NABA and MBC publications got a lot of positive and enthusiastic=20
>comments from interested adults. Howard provided children under 13 with=20
>beautiful color photos of our Massachusetts butterflies (many of the=20
>kids took a long time deciding which picture to take). The Club had=20
>numerous posters and signs up for the Festival, including many from the=20
>Worcester Library exhibit several years ago. Dolores and Martha=20
>recovered these from storage at the Sanctuary and they were a=C2=A0 great=
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>addition to our presence.
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>Thanks to all for your participation!
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>Steve Moore & Barbara Volkle
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>Northborough, MA
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