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.
Spokane meetings are held at the Downtown Spokane Public Library Branch, Room 1B, 906 W. Main Street, Spokane, WA
Meetings are available for members to attend using Zoom from where ever they may be.
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May 2 – Seattle Meeting – David James – “What Can We Do For Butterfly Conservation?”
Dr. David James will talk about the principles and concepts of butterfly conservation and things that we as individuals or as a group can do, to help understand and conserve our butterflies in the Pacific Northwest. As part of WBAs renewed focus and commitment to butterfly conservation, David will also talk about some of the conservation-themed field trips we have planned for the 2018 season and other ways we can all become involved in butterfly conservation and research.
At Center for Urban Horticulture- 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA
May 16 – Spokane – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Jon Pelham – Basic Butterfly Biology
The Spokane chapter of WBA enthusiastically welcomes its own scientific advisor and internationally recognized lepidopterist, Jonathan Pelham, to speak with us about “Basic Butterfly Biology”. Jon is curator of UW Burke Museum’s extensive arthropod collection. He is an enthusiastic speaker, an excellent field biologist and has authored and co-authored numerous publications on butterflies, including the taxonomic “Catalog of North American Butterflies” and several recent articles in the Journal of the Lepidopterist’s Society. He is currently at work developing an extensive, searchable and detailed mapping system for all verified sightings of Washington State’s 150+ butterfly species. Our keen local butterfly observers may be invited to share some of their own sightings for this new system. Please came and learn how butterflies live, about how to conserve them, and what you can do to get your own observations into the record!
Downtown Spokane Public Library Branch, Room 1B, 906 W. Main Street, Spokane, WA
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.