March 1997 - from the desk of: Lisa Bierer-Garrett, Clearwater Nature Center
The Maryland Butterfly Club started in Fall 1995. It is a chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, the Checkerspot Chapter. Anyone interested in Butterfly watching, rearing, gardening, or photography is invited to attend trips and meetings. Contact is Lisa Bierer-Garrett at w (301) 297-4575.
The other club in the Washington, D.C. area meets in N. VA and is called the Washington Area Butterfly club. It's contact is Pat Durkin, WABC, 23 Logan Circle, NW Washington, D.C. 20005.
Telephone: 1 (888) 824-4464
Fax: 1 (913) 864-5321
World wide web http://www.monarchwatch.org/
mail: Monarch Watch c/o O.R.Taylor
Dept. of Entomology
Haworth Hall, U. of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
A Washington/Va area Butterfly group is, forming. We may join together for events. Rob Simmons/Alonso Abuggatos are coordinating. Call (202) 434-6295.
Rick Mikula, of Hole in Hand Butterfly Farm, has a very large butterfly website. I have sent him some info on the club. If you have any info you'd like included we will have our own page on the site soon. Address:
or phone (215) 643-4084.
Jeff Glassberg contacted me recently. We have been accepted as the Maryland NABA chapter. If you are a NABA member in MD. or D.C.metro area you will be part of the chapter! If you still wish to get mailings and you're not a member, contact me.
ROBERT M. PYLE, BUTTERFLY EXPERT, SPEAKING
"Butterfly Conservation" will be the topic May 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Baird Auditorium, 10th and Constitution, NW. Order tickets through the Resident Associates at (202)357-3030.
LOOKING FOR OFFICERS LOOKING FOR TRIP LEADERS
We are planning spring trips around the area. If you are interested in leading or having folks come butterflying with you please contact me.
We are also planning trips with the WABC.
The Chapter will need a good treasurer and a Vice-President if we are to get going. Please come to the next meeting if you can give a bit of time.
HERB SOCIETY HOSTS PROGRAM ON BUTTERFLY GARDENING
June 26 at 7:30, I will present a program on butterfly gardening, and helpful herbs to plant to attract hummingbirds.
This program is sponsored by the Prince George's Co. Herb Society and will be held at watkins Nature Center, Largo, MD. Call (301) 249-6202 for more info.
First 1997 meeting
Bring any butterfly plant cuttings or extra seeds you'd like to trade.
web site- http://butterflywebsite.com/
WASHINGTON AREA BUTTERFLY CLUB
Meets at Longbranch Nature Center in Arlington, VA. We will be cohosting
some trips with them.
For more info on the Maryland Butterfly club, NABA chapter, contact Lisa Bierer-Garrett P.O. Box 375, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773
W (301) 297-4575.
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