It’s A Small World After All — Everything You Wanted To Know About Spiders And More…

  • Madeline Island Museum 226 Colonel Woods Avenue La Pointe, WI, 54850 United States
Female wolf spider (Lycosidae) on hand of Chris Buddle, McGill University. She is carrying an egg sac.

Female wolf spider (Lycosidae) on hand of Chris Buddle, McGill University. She is carrying an egg sac.

Free and Open to the Public

Speaker: Larry Weber, Teacher of 40 years, author of several books on nature of the North Woods.

Even though spiders are very common and live near us, most of us don’t know much about the local species. We hear a lot about ‘dangerous ones’ and very large ones from other parts of the world but don’t hear much about those nearby.

In this program, we will look at the spiders we might see in the region. We will note their hunting habits: with or without webs and examine their anatomy, life cycle and more.

Since this talk is about appreciating spiders, speaker Weber will welcome questions and identify live spiders brought to the presentation.

 

Larry Weber has recently retired from a 40-year career as a science teacher. He taught students from seventh grade up to graduate school. His awards include the Minnesota Secondary Science Teacher of the Year in 1993 and the National Biology Teacher Association's Middle School Life Science Teacher of the Year for 1998. 

Larry writes a weekly phenology column for a local newspaper, presents phenology updates for two radio stations and is a regular contributor to the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. He lives with his wife on an old farm in Carlton County, Minnesota where he watches, photographs and writes about critters.