WARNING: This article is about spiders. Not recommended for those who fear spiders. Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen at Unsplash.com
Interested in spiders? Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra, featured spiders in its exhibits in 2015, and even if you missed that event, now is a chance to get a similar experience but with a local flavour, up close and personal.
Listen to Dr Lizzy Lowe, an expert in spiders, talk about all things 8-legged and get a quick introduction to some of Ku-ring-gai's local spiders face-to-face on Sunday, 7 February 2021, from 10:00am to 12:00pm live at the Swain Gardens, 77 Stanhope Road, Killara NSW 2071. A walk around the gardens will give you the opportunity to learn about the ecology of Ku-ring-gai's native spiders. Maybe you'd even see some that you haven't seen or known before.
Organised by the Ku-ring-gai Council, the event features Dr Lowe, a postdoc in the Behavioural Ecology Group at Macquarie University. Her research investigates the social and environmental factors that drive biodiversity and species interactions in cities. Click here to visit her website and learn more about Dr Lowe.
If you have kids and they share the passion of Dr Lowe on insects and spiders, or if you just want them to learn a little bit more about them, head on to the Questacon website for some fun activities at home. Click here to visit the Questacon resource page.
If you missed the Questacon exhibit many years ago, here's a preview from the eyes of a child.