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Welcome to the World of Spiders, by Rod Crawford

What
  • Program Night
When September 27, 2018
from 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Event Location Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
Street Address 308 4th Ave S.
City Kirkland
Contact Name Eastside Audubon office
Contact Email
Contact Phone 425-576-8805
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Do you think you know something about spiders? The chances are good that nearly everything you think you know is a myth! Spiders, nearly all harmless to humans, are the earth's most numerous land predators. Our state is home to at least 950 spider species. This program will introduce you to spider diversity, habitats, and behavior - all fascinating subjects.


Guest speaker Rod Crawford went to the University of Washington in 1970 as an undergraduate -- and never left. His interest in spiders led him to volunteer at the Burke Museum in 1971, and today he's the curator of arachnids there. He has published widely on spiders, harvestmen, and cave biology, and has edited Scarabogram (newsletter of The Scarabs) since late 1985. Holding thousands of live spiders in his bare hands has brought him a lifetime total of two real spider bites, both insignificant. Nonetheless, people keep telling him that spiders (who knows why) crawl into their beds and bite them every night! Such widespread foolishness led him to create the Spider Myths website. He worships the domestic cat and is involved with various cat rescue groups.

Photo: Spider, courtesy of Rod Crawford
Spider, Courtesy of Rod Crawford

The mission of Eastside Audubon is to protect, preserve and enhance natural ecosystems and our communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people.