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3/18 Spokane Meeting Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 and the shutting down of schools and social events in Washington state we are CANCELLING the March 18th butterfly meeting at the Corbin Arts Center.   

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2020 Field Trips

Early Reecer Canyon, April 18, rain date April 25 Melanie Weiss   We will look for early eclosures and species that overwinter as adults: Mourning Cloak, Hoary Comma, Green Comma, California Tortoiseshell, Sheridan’s Hairstreak, Brown Elfin, Moss’s Elfin.  We may not … Continue reading

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3/9 – The first White of the season!

A Becker’s White, Pontia beckerii, was seen flying in Yakima on March 2 by Phil Bird, confirmed with a photo by David James. Overwinters as a chrysalis.

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3/6 – Two Butterflies Sightings West of Cascades

Butterflies have been flying west of the Cascades in Washington…when it isn’t raining: March 4, Jerry Austin is 90% certain that the orange butterfly he saw near Matthew’s Beach, Seattle, was a California Tortoiseshell, N. californica. March 4, Tanna Knouse … Continue reading

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3/2 – More Butterfly Sightings

A lot was happening at the end of last week. A few more sightings from that same time frame are below. We now have reported butterfly sightings in the north, south and eastern parts of our state. So far nothing … Continue reading

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