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Field trip, seminars planned at Butterfly Conference in Newport

An Anicia checkerspot butterfly lands on John Baumann's ear while he was hiking in Glacier National Park. The butterfly hitched a ride for quite a while, he said. (Courtesy photo)
An Anicia checkerspot butterfly lands on John Baumann's ear while he was hiking in Glacier National Park. The butterfly hitched a ride for quite a while, he said. (Courtesy photo)

NATURE -- Here's an event to make your heart flutter:

Youngsters and novices are welcome to join the fun at the Washington Butterfly Association's 12th annual conference, July 15-17, at the Pend Oreille Playhouse in Newport.

The schedule includes:

  • Friday evening lecture, "Butterflies and Habitats of Northeast Washington," by John Baumann (with help from Carol Mack and other local WBA members)
  • Saturday, full-day field trip
  • Saturday evening, keynote address by Jon Shepard, lepidopterist from Nelson, British Columbia, and author of "Butterflies of British Columbia"
  • Sunday, half-day field trip
Register for part or all of the conference by visiting the WBA website.
Children and novices are welcome.
Special low conference registration rate for first-time attendees.
 
Local contact:  John Baumann, (509) 327-4827, or email baumann.j56@gmail.com
 


Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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