April Presentation - Wings of Beauty - Butterflies


7:00 PM Room 245 - Olin Hall - Whitman College Campus
April 19th, 2015 - *** Note New Room Number ***

A fast moving, fun program on butterflies! Idie Ulsh will cover differences between moths and butterflies, natural history of butterflies, egg to adult development of two species, brief butterfly gardening ideas and identify many butterflies which occur in the Walla Walla/Blue Mountains area. Through her photographs she will also show a butterfly emerging from a chrysalid.

The concept of butterflying is very complimentary to birding, requiring similar identification skills but active when the birds are settled down for their mid-day naps. Roger Tory Peterson and Kenn Kaufman are among famous birders known as avid butterfliers.

This program is designed for all ages and her surprise ending will delight all who are fascinated by nature. Idie's passion and enthusiasm are contagious!

Idie Ulsh is the founding president of the Washington Butterfly Association, Past President of Seattle Audubon, freelance nature photographer and an independent college counselor. She is now the current president of the butterfly organization. Last year her presentation on bird nests was a favorite for Blue Mountain Audubon members.

Saturday May 2nd - Bluebirds in the Blues
Start Time will be 8:00AM at Harper Joy Parking Lot

Mountain Blue Bird

Join Tom Scribner (Mr. Bluebird) as we explore the foothills of the Blue Mountains southeast of Pomeroy looking for mountain and western bluebirds. While traveling in this beautiful country we will check on a few of the approximately 500 bluebird boxes that Tom and his father placed in the area, and enjoy seeing other birds and wildflowers.

Bring a lunch, your binoculars, your camera and a friend or two for this all-day trip. This is a trip not to be missed, especially if you have never been on one of Tom's "Bluebirds in the Blues" field trips.

Meet at the Harper Joy Theater parking lot and we will carpool. Please call Tom at (509) 529-0080 or or E-mail Tom if you plan to attend.


Come join us as we walk around Bennington Lake on Tuesday mornings. It's fun to see what birds are present at different times of the year and to enjoy the changes of the seasons at the lake. The walks last 2-3 hours. We do not walk in inclement weather.

The start time for the walks will change with the seasons. For more information E-mail Ginger Shoemake