The Washington Butterfly Association (WBA) was founded in 1999.

WBA is a non-profit organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

As we put WBA together, we felt that there were 6 components that would produce a successful organization:

  1. It must be friendly and all-inclusive
  2. It must inspire people to appreciate, respect and enjoy butterflies, moths, and the native plants that support these insects.
  3. It must include a free educational component so that all may learn.
  4. It must make kids feel welcome. They are our future.
  5. It must be environmentally friendly.
  6. It must be fun!

(Idie Ulsh, G’num April-June 2001)

The founding members of WBA were:  Idie Ulsh, Jon Pelham, Bob Pyle, David Branch, Dave Nunnallee, Jo Nunnallee, Richard Lindstrom, Tom O’Connell and Richard Youel.

Mission Statement

The Washington Butterfly Association is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the appreciation, understanding, and conservation of butterflies and other pollinators and their ecology.  Using education, scientific studies, and advocacy we seek to raise appreciation of their value to our future.  We hope that by advocating for our native pollinators we can help bring about a more equitable and sustainable future.
— Updated June 2019

WBA Brochure

WBA Brochure 2016

WBA Noticeline

This is a special service to WBA members. Notices are sent out to members reminding them of upcoming meetings, special announcements and copies of interesting butterfly research articles. We make every effort to not overuse this communication and all addresses are blind.  If you are interested in receiving this service, just send your name and e-mail address to: wabutterflyassoc@gmail.com and indicate: Add Noticeline

The WBA Logo

The WBA logo, shown below, was designed by Mary Maxwell-Young, WBA member from Seattle. The logo says it all about WBA  – – showing a white butterfly on a green field in the shape of Washington State. We are very grateful to Mary for the beautiful design. (From G’Num Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 4, October – December 2001)

Washington Butterfly Association Logo

Variations of this logo that have appeared on the masthead of the G’num are: