Roger Whiting, Ph.D.
October 19, 2017
A Spider Sampler: Arachnid Biology and Local Fauna
Summary: Spiders elicit fear and disgust in many humans, but closer acquaintance with this ecologically vital order of arachnids can transform these reactions into more positive attitudes. I ll divide my talk into an introduction to spider biology and a bestiary of species that you might run into on the San Francisco Peninsula.
About the speaker
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