The annual conference of the Washington Butterfly Association for 2017 will be based in Ellensburg the weekend of July 14th thru 17th, with an optional 1 day extended visit on Monday July 18th. WBA continues its partnership with our founder’s family by again offering Idie Ulsh Young Naturalist scholarships for young people, ages 10 through 17, who show a love for natural history and especially for the study of butterflies. The scholarship will pay all expenses, meals, lodging, travel and registration, for both the young people who are awarded this scholarship, and one parent or guardian who accompanies each of the winning applicants. Please watch our website and stay tuned for the February issue of this newsletter, where we will provide details about the scholarships and application forms. The applications will be accepted from February through April, 2017, with winners to be announced in May.