Spiders- They Are So Misunderstood
Presented by Larry Weber
(2 part workshop – dinner break in-between on your own)
$20 Arboretum Members - $30 Non-Members
Limited to 20 participants
In the words of spider enthusiast and celebrated naturalist Larry Weber "Spiders have gotten a lot of bad PR".
Spiders are a common member of our ecosystem, but despite this status, they are not well known. Join Larry as he debunks the myth of the spider and learn basic spider biology in this exciting, entertaining field course.
You'll observe and catch spiders in their own environment, study their web patterns, and discover which families of spiders are more commonly seen.
You'll use magnifying glasses, close-focus binoculars, and even cameras to explore these interesting and harmless critters.
Safe handling of spiders and introductory microscope work are also addressed.
Larry was a natural science teacher for more than 40 years before retiring.
In addition to inspiring his students by creatively utilizing the outdoor classroom, Larry has a personal interest in photographing and writing about nature. He has written hundreds of articles with photos for numerous publications, including Minnesota Conservation Volunteer.
Larry has written 10 books including “Spiders of the North Woods”
He offers a weekly Phenology program on KUMD radio in Duluth.
Larry will have his books available to purchase at this presentation workshop.
For more information or to sign up for this workshop contact Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770.