Tag Archives: Chapters

Events: Field Trip at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park with NABA Hairstreak – Florida

Field Trip: Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park – Saturday, April 29, 2017

Please join us for this half-day field trip to Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, one of the best local spots for seeing a wide variety of butterfly. The park is located in north Tallahassee. Some of the butterflies we hope to see include several species of swallowtails, Banded Hairstreak, Little Wood Satyr, Hoary Edge, Zabulon Skipper, and, of course, the Golden Banded-Skipper. Phipps Park remains one of the best and easiest places to see this rare skipper in the eastern U.S.

We will meet at 9:00 AM at Gate B. Turn west (left if you’re coming from downtown Tallahassee) on Miller Landing Road from Meridian Road. Go 1.2 miles and you will come to Gate B. We expect to walk between one and two miles. Please bring water and close-focusing binoculars if you have them. This field trip will end at noon and is suitable for families. Please contact Dave McElveen at d.mcelveen@comcast.net or (850) 841-0899 if you have any questions.

For more information about the NABA-Hairstreak chapter, please visit http://www.naba-hairstreak.com/

Events: Chapter photos with NABA-Long Island


(Hackberry Emperor photographed by our own Jeffrey Glassberg)

The North American Butterfly Association invites you to the initial meeting of its new NABA-Long Island Chapter on Friday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, East Meadow Farm, 832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow.

Program: Powerpoint demonstration of members’ uploaded photographs of their personal Long Island butterfly sightings.

For further information and the link to add your photos to the NABA-LI dropbox contact Cheryl Bennett 516-695-8045 or bigbullyoscar@aol.com

Events: Sandy Hook, New Jersey field trip

This Saturday, April 29 is the Sandy Hook, Monmouth County, New Jersey field trip with our New Jersey NABA Chapter. Participants will meet 9:30am at the Horseshoe Cove Parking Lot [DeLorme 39, M-19] (Note Change in Meeting Place). Take Exit 117 off the Garden State Parkway, then Route 36 for about 13 miles to Sandy Hook. The Horseshoe Cove Parking Lot is on the right about 3 miles N of the entrance to the Hook. Stay in the left hand lane as you pass the right hand turnoff for Atlantic Drive (signified by All Beach Parking sign). Then exit right is just north of this right hand turnoff. There are restroom facilities next to Parking Lots B, C, D and E on the right hand side after you pass the entrance to the Hook. Hoped for species include Henry’s Elfin, Juniper Hairstreak, and Gray Hairstreak. Leader: Jim Springer

Events: Arizona-Central Chapter Field Trip 4/22

This Saturday, the Arizona-Central Chapter of NABA is going to Rackensack Canyon with Janet Witzeman from 8:30am – 1:30pm.

Meet at 8:30 A.M. at the southeast corner of the junction of the Cave Creek Road and the road turning off to Bartlett Dam (about 8 miles East of Carefree). Bring a lunch, water, and close focus binoculars. On a butterfly trip to this area in the same month 3 years ago, we recorded 28 species of butterflies, including the amazing Yucca Giant-Skipper. We will also pay attention to the wildflowers, with checklist provided…Difficulty: moderate (no real trails, rocky creek bed). For questions, please email Janet Witzeman at jlwitzeman@aol.com We ask for a $5 donation.

For more information about the NABA-Central Arizona Butterfly Association please visit http://cazba.org/default.aspx

Events: Georgia-Piedmont Chapter Outing April 8th

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, we look forward to a Spring outing led by Rose Payne. We hope to sight Zebra swallowtails that make their home in this area. Today, through the efforts of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the 35,000 acre wildlife refuge hosts loblolly pines on the ridges with hardwoods found along creek bottoms an in scattered upland coves. Clear streams and beaver ponds provide ideal wetlands for migrating waterfowl. Wildlife populations have been restored, many in greater numbers than when settlers first arrived. Piedmont National Wildilfe Refuge now serves as a model forest ecosystem management for wildlife.

We want to extend a warm welcome to all of our members, both new and renewing as well as our friends, supporters and fellow butterfly enthusiasts.

For more information about the NABA – Georgia-Piedmont Chapter, please visit http://nabageorgia.weebly.com/

Events: High Ridge Scrub Natural Area field trip

April 8, 2017, Saturday, from 9:00 AM-11:00 PM the FL-Atala chapter is heading to Field Trip High Ridge Scrub Natural Area. 7300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426. The entrance is located on the east side of High Ridge Road, 1/2 mile south of Hypoluxo Road. High Ridge Road is approximately 1/2 mile west of I-95. This butterfly walk is an Adopt A Natural Area program in partnership with Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management (ERM). High Ridge Scrub is 39 acres of scrub and scrubby flatwoods. We will be looking for Zebra Swallowtails! Please note, there are no public facilities.

For more information about the NABA-Atala chapter visit http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaac/

Event: Central Arizona Chapter Butterfly Identification Training 4/4

The NABA-Central Arizona Butterfly chapter invites you to join us on Tuesday, April 4, from 6-7:30pm for Butterfly Identification Training at the Mustang Library with Dr. Ron Rutowski.

Spring starts early in the Sonoran Desert and by April the butterflies are out in full force hovering over blooming wildflowers. Join Dr. Ron Rutowski, butterfly expert and professor at ASU, for a fantastic opportunity to learn how to identify butterflies common to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Are there white dots on the forewings and orange circles on the hindwings? Could be Pipevine Swallowtail (pictured). Are there small orange butterflies hovering over Desert Honeysuckle? Likely we’re looking at Tiny or Elada Checkerspots. This McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Field Institute presentation is designed to prepare volunteers to participate in the Preserve spring butterfly count, but everyone is welcome to attend.

RSVP to plantmonitor@mcdowellsonoran.org

For more information about the Central Arizona Butterfly Association please visit http://cazba.org/default.aspx

Events: New Jersey Butterfly Club monthly meeting Tuesday 4/4

The North American Butterfly Association’s New Jersey Butterfly Club invites you to our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:30pm. Mike Newlon will present “Butterflies of the South Carolina Counts.” One of the chapter’s best photographers will present his images of butterflies and other interesting sightings from the Frances Marion National Forest and Hobcaw Barony butterfly counts held in September 2016, including many butterflies that do not occur in New Jersey.

The meeting will be held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Haggerty Education Center, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960. All are welcome!

For more information about the NABA – New Jersey Butterfly Club, please visit http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/index.html

Events: Broward County Florida Chapter Monthly Meeting 3/14

The North American Butterfly Association’s Broward County Butterfly Chapter invites you to our monthly meeting  ‘Photo Night’ with Bonnie O’Leary on Tuesday March 14, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Members & Friends share their best photos of butterflies, eggs, caterpillars or chrysalis. We’ll also have an auction of native larval and nectar plants and refreshments.

Meeting starts: 7pm, social hour: 6:30pm at the Broward County Extension Office, 3245 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314.

For further info visit our website: www.browardbutterflies.org or email BCBCmail@gmail.com

Chapters: Georgia-Piedmont event Saturday 3/11 Panola Mountain State Park

The North American Butterfly Association’s Georgia-Piedmont Chapter invites you to join us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Panola Mountain State Park. We look forward to having Scott Anderson share his stories and pictures of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) National Butterfly Center. Ten years ago, NABA broke ground for what has become the largest native plant botanical garden in the US, established to advance our mission of conservation and education. Scott has been there and experienced it first-hand. Join us as he shares his experiences and takes us on a virtual journey to this magical place.

Note: $5 parking fee

For more information about the NABA – Georgia-Piedmont Chapter, please visit http://nabageorgia.weebly.com