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 November 6 – Seattle Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Sven-Erik Spichiger –
WSDA Speaker about Gypsy Moths

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

Sven-Erik Spichiger will be our speaker.

Sven-Erik holding a Lantern Fly
Sven-Erik holding a Longhorned beetle, Batocera rubus.

Pest detection and response in Washington with a focus on Gypsy Moth Eradication.  

This talk will highlight the role of the WSDA pest program, give an overview of the environmental threats that WSDA responds to,  and focus on the IPM approach used to keep gypsy moth out of WA State for over 40 years

Highlighted Pests:  European Gypsy Moth, Asian Gypsy Moth, Hokkaido Gypsy Moth, Citrus Longhorned Beetle, Japanese Beetle, Asian Giant Hornet, and Spotted Lanternfly

He will bring three drawers of the ‘just Butterflies ‘I collected in Hong Kong since all talk is no fun.

Wednesday November 20 – Spokane Meeting – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
“Alien Invasion” by Carl Barrentine

Presentation by Carl Barrentine called “Alien Invasion” a look at his moth findings of 2019 as well as other non-native species of moths.

Wednesday December 18 – No Spokane Meeting

No meeting because of the Holiday Season!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday April 11 – Seattle Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
“Native Pollinators: Garden and HabitatRestoration” by Julie O’Donald

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

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

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