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.

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, WA 99204

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. 

January 16 – Spokane 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Housewarming/Open House – Potluck

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204

PLEASE NOTE: STARTING THIS MONTH OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS HAVE MOVED TO THE CORBIN ART CENTER, which has free parking. Please see the new address above.

This month’s meeting will be a housewarming/open house for our new location that we are now going to have our monthly meetings at. The meeting will be a potluck of food, socialization and getting to know our fellow butterfly enthusiasts. If you are going to attend please bring your favorite dish to share with everyone. Isabella (last summer’s scholarship winner) will also be doing a small presentation on last summer’s Butterfly Study Weekend.

We hope to see everyone there!!! This housewarming/open house will be a great way to share butterfly stories, get your questions answered, and get to know one another as well as get acclimated with the new location of our meetings.

February 6 – Seattle 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Pollinators on Washington Department of Transportation Rights-of-way”
Kelly McAllister

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

Kelly McAllister is an Olympia native, descended from some of the earliest residents of Washington State, native Americans, a Hudson’s Bay Company employee and white settlers. He attended college at the University of Washington and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979. After three months in the Gulf of Alaska as a foreign fisheries observer aboard Japanese trawlers, Kelly landed a job with Washington State, in the newly formed Nongame Program of the Washington Department of Game. Kelly stayed with the agency as it went through a couple of name changes and he went from a rare species database biologist to an endangered species recovery biologist to a District Wildlife Biologist. After 26 years at the state fish and wildlife agency, Kelly joined the Washington Department of Transportation’s Fish and Wildlife Program, first as the agency’s Habitat Connectivity Biologist and now as its Fish and Wildlife Program Manager. Kelly is married and has a son, a daughter, three grandchildren, a miniature Australian Shepherd, and an Appaloosa horse.
 

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.

February 20 Spokane 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Gary C. will be speaking on Wool Carder Bees

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204

March 20 – Spokane 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Photographer Workshop

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204
(talking about the different approaches to butterfly photography)

April 17 – Spokane 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Washington Blues

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204
David Droppers is coming from Walla Walla to do a presentation on how to identify 17 species of blues in Washington,  

around May 15 – Spokane 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bob Pyle Big Year in Washington 

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204
Bob Pyle will talk on the big year in Washington for his field guide.