A cool find near the Edmonds Marsh
Smaller version of a dragonfly the first to be recorded in Snohomish County
Last updated 8/30/2019 at 1:06pm
On Aug. 17, Edmonds resident Alan Mearns photographed an unusual damselfly – similar to the dragonfly, but smaller, softer and weaker – at the Edmonds Native Plant Demonstration Garden while exploring the vegetated buffer leading into the southeast corner of Edmonds Marsh.
The news: The insect had never before been recorded in Snohomish County.
Another Edmonds resident, David Richman, confirmed to Mearns that it was indeed a species of damselfly, the California Spreadwing (Archilestes californicus). Richman believes there may be more than 500 species of insects in the Edmonds Marsh.