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Who Are the Spiders of North America?

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We know opinions about spiders can vary,  but Dr. Sarah Rose is very clear about hers:  she is a lifelong spider lover and thinks they are fascinating, beautiful creatures!  

Join us for her virtual presentation and learn to see spiders from her perspective! 

 

You’ll learn what a spider is,  and get to know who your spider neighbors are by learning basic identification techniques.  Did you know that spiders are organized into eight guilds, based on how they catch their prey?

Not a fan of spiders? Keep in mind that the vast majority are not dangerous to humans, and they bring us many benefits:

  • We depend on spiders for pest control–without them we’d be overrun with a lot of really unpleasant bugs.
  • Spiders are an important source of food for many animals — if you like birds, you can thank spiders for keeping them fed.
  • Spiders are bold explorers and are often the first species to recolonize sites affected by fire, volcanoes, or other disasters.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Dr. Sarah Rose
Arachnids can be our friends!

 

 

Sarah Rose is the author of the recently published Princeton Field Guide to Spiders of North America.  Dr. Rose earned her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2017, where she studied the impact of disturbances (wildfire, tornado, urbanization) on spider communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:
Thursday, October 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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