The Maryland Entomological Society’s 327th regular meeting will be held Friday, March 15th at 8:00 p.m., in Room 004 (one floor below the street level) in the Biological Sciences Building at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). All are welcome!

Bring a friend and specimens, observations, and books to share! Refreshments will be provided. The “Butterflies of Howard County, Maryland” presentations are scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m.

Guest speakers, Linda Hunt and Kevin Heffernan, will present results and observations from the five-year Howard County Butterfly Survey, a citizen-science project involving at least 112 participants spending over 3,022 hours in the field documenting over 100,000 butterflies of 79 species. The program will describe volunteer efforts, status of species historic to Howard County and suggestions for possible post survey activities.


About Linda Hunt and Kevin Heffernan: Linda Hunt has a BA in English and Education from Miami University of Ohio and a MS in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Retired after 40 years in education and counseling, she is now a Master Naturalist and speaker focused on butterfly identification, gardening, and conservation.

Kevin Heffernan has BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Drexel and Johns Hopkins University respectively. He worked for 40 years at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory developing instrumentation for small science spacecraft. He retired in 2017. Kevin is a past president of the Howard County Bird Club and a butterfly enthusiast.

Meet for dinner before the presentations: If you are interested in meeting for dinner before the lectures, you are invited to join the guest speakers at the Chef Paolino Café located at 726 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228. If you plan to go to dinner, please email Fred Paras at by noon on the day of the lecture. Fred will make a reservation for the group. Please meet at the restaurant promptly at 6:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!