Be Nice To Spiders

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The irridescent orchard spider came to class today to teach us about how beneficial it can be to have spiders around. If you can get past the 8 legs and 6-8 eyes….  We made spider catchers because they can help you keep your insect pests under control if you give them a corner of the house to build a web in.  As for those hunting, ambush spiders, I give them a wide back yard to hunt in, but if she builds a web in an obscure place, she is welcome to stay in my house.

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About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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