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All Things Arachnid (workshop)

  • Tura Marrang Library Tura Beach Australia (map)

Atlas Naturalists Workshop

Have you ever wondered what makes an arachnid so different to an insect? Do you know what spiders, ticks and scorpions have in common? Would it surprise you to learn that spiders are highly sensitive animals? And would you like to get to know some of our local spiders just a little bit better?

Tura Marrang Library, Tura Beach

Sat 10th August 2-5pm

Paul Whitington and Kerri-Lee Harris will share their knowledge of arachnid evolution, biology, diversity and identification. As biologists, photographers and keen local naturalists, Paul and Kerri-Lee will present their own observations along with insights from the research literature. They will also draw on their backgrounds as research biologists to describe the features that distinguish arachnids from insects and other arthropods.

This will be an interactive workshop. Share your own observations and discoveries. Bring along a photo or – better yet - an actual spider to two! Practise identification of species using a range of resources and techniques. And take advantage of the microscope for a close up look – the large screen provides a whole new perspective on everything from pesky ticks to the elaborate sexual apparatus of wolf spiders.

This event is open to everyone. In recognition of National Science Week, we invite people new to Atlas Naturalists to join us for this special workshop. There is no charge and no obligation to sign up. Simply register your name and details below to help us in our planning of this event.

If you have any questions please contact Kerri-Lee on 0467 966553 or

Earlier Event: 7 July
Goodenia Rainforest Walk
Later Event: 17 August
Bega River BioBlitz (field day)