I first became acquainted with the North American Butterfly Association and its founding president, Jeff Glassberg, through a mutual friend who is a science advisor with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jeff was just beginning to lay the groundwork for the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas. I helped him identify potential funding sources, and to open a few doors.
I have continued to support Jeff and NABA in this fashion for more than a decade. The result is discussed in my Tumblr: http://carolynmappleton.tumblr.com/post/16243336956/national-butterfly-center-this-photo-of-a.
"The 100 acre National Butterfly Center is the premier location in the United States to experience the beauty, drama and emotion of wild butterflies. You will see incredible numbers of kaleidoscopically-colored wild butterflies. The clouds of butterflies are at the National Butterfly Center because, by planting thousands of plants that the butterflies need for nectar and for caterpillar growth, we have created a butterfly paradise that sustains large populations of hundreds of species of wild butterflies.”
I can't say enough good things about NABA, the Center, Jeff Glassberg and his wife, Jane Scott. I recommend supporting NABA highly. This has been one of the most enriching experiences of my nonprofit career.