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Spider Slide Show!

Learn about traveling spiders who stopped off in Edmonds and stayed!

Four Spiders

David Richman, PhD

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 3-4:30pm

Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden

Professor and Curator of the Arthropod Museum Emeritus from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, David Richman has taught university classes in the identification of insects, general entomology, aquatic insects, immature insects and arachnology. He ran the outreach program for the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science at NMSU to thousands of Pre-K-12 students every year. Dr. Richman is also a co-author of Spiders of North America, soon to be in a 2nd edition.

Come on down for some Halloween fun! All ages welcome!

Top left: Cross spider (Araneus diadematus — Family Araneidae), Yost Park; Top right: American house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum — Family Theridiidae ). Bottom left: Pholcus phalangiodes (family Pholcidae), commonly called a cellar spider and sometimes confused with daddy-long-legs, which are not spiders, but arachnids in a different order: Parasteatoda tepidariorum (also known as Achaearanea tepidarioum — Family Theridiidae). Bottom right: Cross spider (Araneus diadematus — Family Araneidae), Edmonds Marsh.

Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden is located at the Willow Creek Hatchery on the NW corner of Pine Street and Edmonds Way (Highway 104). Street parking is available on Pine Street. There are a few parking spaces down the driveway for those with limited mobility.

Questions? Email or call (425) 771-8165.


Join with Pilchuck Audubon Society for the 3rd annual Green Everett Day, now rescheduled to Saturday October 22nd.  This is a way to celebrate our urban forests and the hard work the community has done to keep them healthy.  In partnership with Everett Parks and Forterra, volunteers will gather at Howarth Park to plant a forest and celebrate the work we are accomplishing in this partnership. There will be raffle prizes, food, special community guests, and a few more surprises.  The event is from 8 a.m. to noon.  Terry Nightingale from PAS will lead a bird walk starting at 9:30 a.m.  More volunteers are needed for the planting.  To register to volunteer, visit,  More information at


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Great prices and a good cause—whats not to like?
Delivery will be on October 19 (Wednesday) at the rear door (enter from alley) of:

2804 Grand Avenue, Everett

Orders must be received by October 5.

See details and price list here.

Send orders to Carolyn Lacy

June 30, 2016

Pilchuck Audubon Society's response to bird abatement strategies being­ implemented at the Port of Everett 


Like other members of the birding community, Pilchuck Audubon Society is shocked and disturbed by the Port of Everett's strategy of hanging dead birds as an abatement tactic to deter gulls from their facilities. We understand the issues and concerns that birds can cause at Port facilities, including airports and waterfront properties, but are confident there are other cost effective measures for bird abatement that could have been employed.

For most people, birds represent an amazing part of our ecology and landscapes, including coastal and waterfront areas, so we understand and share our community's distress with the Port's decision to implement a "dead bird" strategy to scare gulls away from roosting, foraging and nesting areas.

Pilchuck Audubon Society would like to extend an invitation to meet with the Port of Everett for a discussion of the challenges they face at their facilities with respect to birds. We'd welcome a discussion of how we might support alternatives for avian management/avian protection plans. In many respects, birds are our business and we work every day toward conserving their populations and habitat…including along the Everett waterfront.



US Forest Service Plans Massive Timber Sale in South Fork Stillaguamish Watershed

Pilchuck partners with Skykomish Valley Environmental and 

Economic Alliance (SVENA) to protect May Creek

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