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Purple Gallinule, a.k.a. Pukeko

Birds of New Zealand

Kim Adelson

Friday, November 11, 2016

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Everett Firefighter's Hall
2411 Hewitt Avenue, Everett (map)

For more information, leave message at 425-252-0926

Kim Adelson, an avid birder who lived in New Zealand for three years, will describe some of New Zealand's most interesting birds, both living and extinct, discuss the role they play in the island's ecology, and outline current conservation efforts.

Until about 700 years ago, the island nation of New Zealand was mammal-free. Because there were no mammalian competitors or predators – and because of New Zealand’s extreme physical isolation – its birds evolved to fill ecological niches often not available in other locations.

Dr. Adelson has a master's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in psychology.  She was a college professor for 30 years.


Birds in Houses

WANTED: Backyard Habitat Coordinator

The Pilchuck Audubon Society seeks an energetic, self-starting individual to lead a pilot program to promote the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife's Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary certification program in Everett, Washington.

This is a part-time temporary position beginning January 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017, although an extension is possible. As an independent contractor, you will work an average of 20 hours per week but actual hours will vary according to scheduled events and activities. It is anticipated that more weekly hours will be required during project start-up.

Learn more by reading the full job description.

To apply, download and fill out the job application. Submissions are needed by Nov 15, 2016. Please email to Best of luck and thanks for your interest!

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.

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The results of the 2015 Christmas Bird Counts are in!

Feeding Hummingbirds in the Winter--Wally Davis

People of PAS -- Paula Parsons

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