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All About Spiders and Other Arachnids

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All About Spiders and Other Arachnids
Linda Wiener
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10:00am - 4:00pm
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arachnids are all around. They are a diverse, beautiful, and often misunderstood group of organisms. Oregon has 500+ species of spiders. During this workshop students will learn where to find spiders and other archnids, how to identify the different groups of arachnids, and the many uses of silk (webs, egg cases, wrapping prey, nuptial chambers and more). Field work will involve observations of spiders, drawing, and note taking.

About the Instructor(s)

Linda Wiener is an entomologist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her recent research focuses on local biodiversity. She has found 498 species of insects and spiders living on the juniper trees in her backyard. Her teaching work emphasizes field observation, keeping a field notebook. She helps students to achieve their own relationship with nature while adding to the body of scientific knowledge with their own observation and study. Linda has worked overseas and in Native American communities sharing Western knowledge and learning about indigenous systems of understanding nature and agricultural practices. Linda was a Sitka Resident in 2016.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Notebook

• Drawing materials

• Dress for weather and walking/hiking (Bring layers - it can be warm or cold at Sitka in the summer!)

• Hat

• Sunscreen

• Sturdy shoes


• Field guides to plants and insects

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Hand lenses

• Collecting vials

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