Online Workshop: Introduction to spiders

Thursday 30th July, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual workshop via Zoom

A FREE workshop on an introduction to Scottish spiders.

Spiders are fascinating invertebrates found in a diverse range of habitats- from the inside of our homes to the tops of mountains. There are approximately 670 species of spider in the UK in 38 families– over 440 of these have been recorded in Scotland (from at least 28 different families)!

Spiders play an important ecological and environmental role controlling many insect pest species- without them there would be more flies in your house and insects damaging our crops!

This free workshop is an opportunity to learn about the diversity of spiders in Scotland, identification of some of the commonly seen families and species and how to survey for spiders.

This is an online event that will involve a presentation and then a Question and Answer session with the opportunity to share an image (or two) for help with identification.

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