Meeting Times and Locations
Until further notice all Seattle and Spokane meetings will be held online.
See below for more information about each meeting.
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.
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.
For Seattle and Spokane, as of September 2020, all meetings will be using Zoom. They will require pre-registration. See the meeting description below for a link to the invite.
After registering you will receive an email confirmation containing information about joining the meeting.
Most meetings will be recorded so that others can view at a more convenient time.
Wednesday May 5 – Zoom with Nathan Morehouse – at 6 pm
Title: Colors, Choices, and Conflict: Evolutionary Insights from the Reproductive Biology of Butterflies
Pre-register for this meeting at:
Why are male butterflies often more colorful than females? And if female preferences are responsible for the evolution of male colors, what benefits do females enjoy from choosing more colorful males as mates? Dr. Morehouse will tackle these topics and others related to butterfly courtship, mating and reproduction as he discusses recent insights from his research into the colorful lives of these remarkable animals.
A preview of his presentation (from 2017) can be found in an Atlantic article titled “This Common Butterfly Has an Extraordinary Sex Life”: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/06/butterfly-cabbage-white-vagina-dentata/530889/
Dr. Morehouse is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Institute for Research in Sensing at the University of Cincinnati. His research focuses on the visual ecology and evolutionary biology of insects and spiders. He also has strong interests in interdisciplinary research and conversations between science and the arts. More information about him and his life’s work can be found in this recent Q&A published in Currently Biology:
Wednesday May 19 – Spokane Zoom at 6 pm
with Glenn Marangelo
“What’s Buzzin’: From your backyard to the backcountry”
Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium will be doing a presentation on bugs!
Where: Via Zoom – please register for this event by clicking here:
For the past seven years, the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium has been compiling insect and arthropod photos as part of its weekly What’s Buzzin’ report – highlighting some of the species currently out and about in western Montana. Glenn will share photos and information about some of the incredible species that have been documented as part of this popular seasonal account. If you’ve ever wondered “what that bug was” in your backyard or while out on a hike in the backcountry, this may answer some of your burning insect identification questions.
Glenn Marangelo: Originally from NJ, Glenn has called Missoula, MT home since 1995. He has worked as a non-profit fundraiser ever since moving to Missoula, having worked with Five Valleys Land Trust and Wilderness Watch, among other positions. In 2009 he helped found the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium (MBHI) and in mid 2016 became the organization’s first Development Director. In addition to fundraising, Glenn makes insect-filled visits on Montana Public Radio’s Pea Green Boat, contributes to MBHI’s What’s Buzzin’ reports, writes the organization’s Bug Bytes podcast, and loves to “talk bugs”. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, birding …and of course, observing and learning about insects.
Maps and Directions
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.