Because non-consumptive appreciation of butterflies is central to our purpose, collecting is not permitted on our field trips or at our conferences. The only exception is when a voucher specimen is needed and its taking is approved by a majority of the board members present. Limited collecting of eggs, larvae and pupae for rearing is accepted on condition that individuals raised to adult stage are released to a suitable habitat where the species already occurs.
The butterflying season in Washington lasts from March through August or September.
Please read the other field trip tabs for additional information.
Sign up for field trips at a WBA monthly meeting or with the trip leader/trip contact.
If you need to cancel, please remember to contact the trip coordinator as soon as you can so the group does not wait for you at the park ride.
Field Trip Liability Release and Indemnity Agreement Field-Trip-Liability-Release
Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk for a Minor Child Not Accompanied by his or her Guardian
NOTE: No child under the age of 18 who is not accompanied by a parent or guardian will be allowed on any field trip without a liability release signed by the parent or guardian as well as by the adult accepting responsibility for the child on the trip.