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Spiders: One of Nature's Most Misunderstood Creatures

Spiders: One of Nature's Most Misunderstood Creatures In-Person

Saturday, August 6


Lincoln Community Room

All ages welcome

Presentation by James Buchkovich

Spiders can be found on every continent except Antarctica.  They have been collected thousands of miles in the air, found hundreds of miles out at sea, and have even orbited the earth in space.  Ranging in size from a period on this page to a species whose outstretched legs can cover a dinner plate, the world’s 50,224 species of spiders present as a most diverse group.  Spiders serve an important role in the biological control of insects, have been used in medical research, and have even played a role in World War II.  Learn which spider can change color, which spiders prey mostly on other spiders, which spiders can hunt under water, and which spiders mimic ants (and why).  Mr. Buchkovich's talk will include a review of spiders that are of medical importance in Pennsylvania.  His presentation might be of special benefit to those who have an exaggerated fear of these eight-legged creatures.  Join us to learn more about this fascinating, but misunderstood, group of animals.

Registration is recommended, but not required.

Saturday, August 6, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
LIN Community Room
Branch :
Lincoln Branch Library
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Lincoln Branch Library


Lincoln Community Center
1255 Manchester Rd.
Erie, PA 16505

Contact phone: 814-451-7085

Contact email: lin@eriecountypa.gov

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