Meeting Times and Locations

Until further notice all Seattle and Spokane meetings will be held online.

Seattle Meetings
Spokane Meetings
Zoom instructions
Seattle September 2, 2020
Spokane September 16, 2020
Seattle October 7, 2020
Spokane October 21, 2020
Seattle November 4, 2020
Seattle December 2, 2020
Directions Seattle Meeting Map
Directions Spokane Meeting Map

Seattle

WBA meets in Seattle on the first Wednesday of each month except June through August. Meetings start at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00. The first fifteen minutes are used for social reception and viewing of displays. Seattle meetings are held at the Center for Urban Horticulture at 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle. See map at the bottom of this page.

Spokane

WBA meets in Spokane on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:00 and end at 7:30. They are held at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave (this is the building just below Marycliff off Stevens Avenue), Spokane. See map at the bottom of this page.

Zoom

For Seattle, as of September 2020, Zoom meetings will require pre-registration. See the meeting description for a link to the invite. Also meetings will be recorded so that others can view at a more convenient time.

For Spokane, meetings are available for members to attend using Zoom from where ever they may be. 
To use Zoom, go to https://zoom.us/j/4266298613
If you want to phone in instead of joining online, here’s the number 1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 426 629 8613.

Please don’t login prior to the meeting time. If you can’t reach us, try a few minutes later. 

Wednesday September 2 – Seattle – 7:00 to 9:00 pm using Zoom “Species Profiles – Hairstreaks and a Skipper”

David Nunnallee
David Nunnallee, Species Profiles

Since we haven’t been able to enjoy summer field trips, we are doing a variation of the traditional ‘Share the Wealth’ program for the September 2 meeting at 7 PM. We’ll meet by Zoom, and will view several short video presentations of species profiles (hairstreaks and a skipper) that Dave Nunallee has given at past meetings, and that Al Wagar has recorded. Dave will be on hand to answer questions.

Al Wagar Bethel Ridge 2019
Al Wagar, WBA Videographer, at Bethel Ridge 2019

We’re still figuring out how to use Zoom, but here are a few guidelines for the meeting:

  • The usual meeting announcements and business will occur after the speaker presentation. If you want to participate, just stay in the Zoom meeting when the speaker’s presentation has concluded.
  • Participants will be automatically muted when entering the meeting and for the presentation, but feel free to unmute for the informal meeting afterwards.
  • The meeting will be recorded. If participants choose to use video (instead of just audio) and choose to speak, their video image will be recorded.
  • This meeting will utilize short videos, and Dave will be available after each video to answer questions. If you have a question, please submit it using the Chat function, and the moderator will summarize the questions for Dave to answer at the pauses between the videos.
  • You may need to adjust the volume as we toggle between the prepared video and the interactive portion of the meeting. You may want to have head phones or ear buds handy. Just a heads-up.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYufuugqzIiE9VhQcraACwFNx93OFM7SXvf

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday September 16 – Spokane – 6:00 – 7:30 pm using Zoom – “Share the Wealth”

Spokane’s Washington Butterfly Association chapter welcomes you and your friends to a show and tell, experience about Eastern Washington and/or other area butterfly sightings from this last spring, summer and into the September. This is where we can all share our butterfly stories, get to know each other or get reacquainted with each other, and ask questions about butterfly/pollinator related topics. It will be fun and full of knowledge!

If you have photos to share from this past year please email them to Mary Schu at mlangford30@gmail.com before the meeting then she will share them during the meeting for you to discuss or if you are comfortable with it, you can share your screen during the meeting and show your photos that way.

Just a few things about zoom and the upcoming meeting:

1) Participants will be muted upon entering the meeting so please keep yourselves muted during the meeting unless you are talking just to keep outside noise levels down.

2) Please register in advance for this meeting you can do this by clicking the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuc-6hrTojHteKJaD-w7tppghmumXvTdok

After registering you will receive an email confirmation containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday October 7 – Seattle – 7:00 to 9:00 pm using Zoom – “Native Pollinators: Garden and Habitat Restoration” by Julie O’Donald

Julie O'Donald
Julie O’Donald

Explore the world of native bees. Learn about the landscape practices they depend on and their preferred native plants. This program will show the steps needed to convert lawn into habitat while adding vibrant color and visual interest to your garden.

Master Gardener and Community Habitat Steward, Julie O’Donald, will share photos featuring native bees and the flowers that attract them. She will describe how to create a garden where pollinators thrive and will explain ways to incorporate flowering shrubs and wildflowers into the landscape. Landscape features that promote healthy pollinator populations and provide nest sites will also be discussed.

Julie’s personal certified wildlife habitat garden contains over 200 species of native plants and has been successfully attracting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and beneficial insects for more than 25 years. It has been featured in Pacific Horticulture, The Butterfly Gardener, Bird Watching Magazine and Sunset publications. In 2012 and 2013, the rare Western bumble bee was found in Julie’s pollinator garden.

Active in community educational outreach, Julie volunteers for the Washington Native Plant Society, the Washington Butterfly Association, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, and the National Wildlife Federation.

Wednesday October 21 – Spokane – 6:00 – 7:30 pm using Zoom

Topic to be announced

Wednesday November 4 – Seattle – 7:00 – 9:00 pm using Zoom

Topic to be announced

Wednesday December 2 – Seattle – 7:00 – 9:00 pm using Zoom

Topic to be announced

Maps and Directions

Directions to
Center for Urban Horticulture
in Seattle

From I-5, take the NE 45th Street exit, and head east on 45th Street. Pass through the University District, and down the hill past University Village Shopping Center. Turn right at Mary Gates Memorial Drive, which becomes NE 41st Street. The Center for Urban Horticulture is on the right just as the road turns.

From SR 520/Lake Washington Floating Bridge: Exit at Lake Washington Blvd, and go right, following Montlake Blvd past Husky Stadium. Go right at NE 45th Street, past University Village Shopping Center. Turn right at Mary Gates Memorial Drive, which becomes NE 41st Street. The Center for Urban Horticulture is on the right just as the road turns.


Location of Corbin Art Center in Spokane

Location of Corbin Art Center