Meeting Times and Locations

Seattle

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.

Spokane

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.

Zoom

Meetings are available for members to attend using Zoom from where ever they may be. 
To use Zoom, go to https://zoom.us/j/4266298613
If you want to phone in instead of joining online, here’s the number 1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 426 629 8613.

Please don’t login prior to the meeting time. If you can’t reach us, try a few minutes later. 

Wednesday January 15 – Spokane Meeting – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Odonates of the Colville NF & Annual Potluck”

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane

Presentation by Rick Moore about dragonflies – this is also our annual potluck with everyone.

This monthly meeting will be our annual potluck where we can talk butterflies and pollinators over a wonderful meal.  
Please bring some type of food item/favorite dish to contribute to this potluck! 

  • Dragonfly at our Patio - June 2019
  • Dragonfly Turnbull 07-21-2017
  • Dragonfly 2016-05-29

Retired biologist Rick Moore will add to our potluck dining experience together by sharing images and stories from his extensive study of the dragonflies of the Colville National Forest, which he has studied for many years!  He has excellent photos and a deep background in the study Inland Northwest insect species. Come join us!

Rick’s Bio:
Working with Edith’s Checkerspot in the California Sierras, Rick received his Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology from the University of Texas in 1987.  After graduation, he moved to Olympia, WA with his wife Sandy, and became the Pacific Salmon Treaty coho biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  In 1998, he left the Department and moved to the Colville area to raise his two children and build an earthship (a sustainable building technique using tires and aluminum cans).  Since 2006 he has worked as a summer contractor for the Forest Service conducting a variety of insect surveys in the Colville National Forest.

We hope to see you all there!!!

January 18 – Seattle Winter Party

Saturday, January 18 – Seattle Winter Party – 4:30 p
Members of WBA will receive an Evite with details.

Wednesday February 5 – Seattle Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Center for Urban Horticulture- 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA

Regina Rochefort Monitoring Subalpine Butterflies as Indicators of Climate Change
Cascades Butterfly Project 

Wednesday February 19 – Spokane Meeting – 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane

Presentation by James Bergdahl on prospecting for un-described Carabid Beetle in the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday March 4 – Seattle Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Center for Urban Horticulture- 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA

Jonathan Pelham will tell us about the seasonal migration of Speyeria coronis:  “There and Back Again – A different sort of butterfly migration”

Wednesday March 18 – Spokane Meeting – 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane

Presentation by James Dillman on his 40 years of butterfly observation in Washington and Oregon.

Wednesday April 1 – Seattle Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
“Native Pollinators: Garden and Habitat Restoration” by Julie O’Donald

Center for Urban Horticulture- 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA

Wednesday April 15 – Spokane Meeting – 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane

Presentation by Kelly McAllister on butterfly conservation issues relating to highway roadsides.

Wednesday May 6 2020 – Seattle Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
“Species interactions in a changing environment: plants, butterflies, and ants” by Dr Rachael Bonoan

Center for Urban Horticulture- 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA

Rachael received her PhD in Ecology from Tufts University where she studied honey bee nutritional ecology. Currently, Rachael is a post-doctoral researcher at Washington State University and Tufts University where she studies the interaction between Puget blue caterpillars, their host plant, and their ant attendants. A New England native, Rachael loves being able to spend her field season searching for caterpillars and chasing butterflies in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

https://www.rachaelebonoan.com/

Wednesday May 20 – Spokane Meeting – 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Presentation by Jon Pelham (hopefully – this presentation is still to be announced)

Maps and Directions

Directions to
Center for Urban Horticulture

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.


Location of Corbin Art Center in Spokane

Location of Corbin Art Center