Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society
For 2018

Membership in the Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society is free!
Meetings are held in the winter months at theTexas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park; spring, summer and fall we are "in the field" visiting various locations in north Texas to observe, collect and photograph butterflies and moths.
The DCLS Calendar of Events covers all scheduled meetings and field trips as well as other "butterfly happenings" in the area. Field trips are dependent on the weather, so if it looks questionable, be sure to check the website and your email the day of the meeting in case of cancellation!



October, 2018

****Weather Permitting!!! Be sure to check back the day of the meeting if the weather looks questionable.

October 27, 2018


Location: Butterflies Unlimited Butterfly Farm (a.k.a. Dale Clark's home) 1732 S. Hampton Road, Glenn Heights, TX 75154.

Topic: The annual Open House at Butterflies Unlimited butterfly farm (a.k.a. Dale Clark’s home) will be this coming Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Butterflies Unlimited butterfly farm has been supplying live butterfly pupae to exhibits around the country for 23 years. You’ll be able to walk the 1 ½ acres of butterfly gardens; walk through the flight cage and observe native species of butterflies as they oviposit on host plants; see numerous species of caterpillars in the “caterpillar greenhouse” and look through a large collection of specimens of butterflies and moths from around the world. The open house is timed to coincide with the monarch migration and it is not uncommon for hundreds of free flying monarchs to be in the yard “tanking up” on the abundant nectar plants. Definitely an opportunity to get some great photographs, so bring your camera.Field Trip

Directions and Parking: From Dallas, take I-35E south (roughly 17 miles). Take the Bear Creek Road exit (#412) and turn right (west). Go two miles to Hampton Road. Turn left on Hampton Road. My place is the first driveway on the left -- but continue driving south past my driveway and go to the top of the hill and park at Bear Creek Baptist Church parking lot. ***DO NOT PARK in the field between the church and my place as we have in the past. With the recent flooding rains, your car will get stuck*** Walk across the field to my property, sign in, and get your ticket for the give-aways.

As always, attendance to all DCLS meetings is free of charge and open to everyone.

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea).



Please contact Dale Clark for more information on any of the above events.