Vancouver, Washington (Clark County)


Vancouver is located near the Oregon-Washington border on the Columbia River and north of Portland, OR.

Mission Statement:

Vancouver Audubon believes in the wisdom

of nature’s design and promotes this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment

and advocacy.

VAS site maintained by:      Sherry Hagen:


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VAS Website is hosted  by Infinity Internet:   Vancouver, WA

Text Box: September Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 2016
General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM   
Butterflies !!!
Winged Jewels of the World
Speaker: Dr. Martin Schwartz
Few creatures are more evocative of summer, filling us with delight in their colors and delicate flight patterns. But they are surprisingly hardy, able to live all over the world in a wide range of environments and altitudes. Their complex life cycle includes a series of transformations that make butterflies one of the most fascinating insects to study.
Join butterfly enthusiast Dr. Martin Schwartz on September 6th as he explores the natural history of these winged beauties.  Using photos taken in his travels in North & South America and Asia, Martin will discuss butterfly behavior and ecology, their life cycle and classification. Dr. Schwartz will also describe the habitat on which butterflies depend and how their numbers have been impacted by habitat loss.
Dr. Schwartz, MD, PhD, (Biochemistry) was an Obstetrician/Gynecologist in Portland with Kaiser Permanente from 1977-2011. He currently co-chairs the Multnomah Athletic Club's Walking and Hiking Committee and is a member of the North American Butterfly Association as well as several other conservation groups.
September Field Trip:  
Tillamook, OR
September 17, 2016 (Saturday)

                   Leader:    Arden Hagen   360-892-8872
	          When:      Sept. 17th, Saturday 
                   Time:        8:00 AM 
                   Meet at: Meet at: Target Store at Jantzen Beach Parking lot. Park in the spots facing Tomahawk Island Drive if available.

This is an all day trip for late migrants, seabirds and hopefully a rarity or two! Bring lunch and snacks.           
                                                  We will carpool.     
                             Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.

Change to Newsletter Renewal Date
& Membership Dues
Renewal Date is September 1st
In August 2015, during the update of the chapter bylaws, our Board of directors changed how membership is defined at Vancouver Audubon society (VAS).
Please check out the updated VAS Constitution & Bylaws through the button on the left for a more thorough explanation.

This means that now when you send in your newsletter renewal in the fall you will also be considered a member of VAS. How great is that?! 
In addition, we changed the renewal date from November 1st to September 1st. Membership dues are $10 and members will continue to receive the Columbia Flyway newsletter and will be entitled to one vote for elections and other voted activities. 

Any questions? Please contact 
George Mayfield at (360) 687-0360 email: 
Eric Bjorkman at (360) 695-3116 email:

      Established December 1975

Vancouver Audubon Meets at the:

Clark County Genealogical Society

717 Grand Boulevard (Grand & Evergreen)  Vancouver, Washington

(just south of Mill Plain on NE corner)