While creepy, crawly eight-legged creatures might not be everybody’s cup of tea, one spider expert, along with her research team, will be at the Fernie Heritage Library tonight, July 30, at 7 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend.
Claudia Copley, Royal B.C. Museum Entomology Senior Collections Manager, and her team will shed light on the rich spider diversity.
The museum and the library are hosting a free public presentation on the natural world of British Columbia, with tonight’s presentation entitled Field Work: Spiders!
Each year, with the support of Teck, teams of the Royal B.C. Museum expert researchers head out into the wilds of British Columbia to collect, study and discover its wondrous treasures.
Tonight’s presentation provides a chance to learn about spider biology and discover the work being done by researchers from the museum, as they leave no stone unturned in an effort to determine which species of spider are found in Fernie.
Guests are invited to bring along any spiders they would like to have identified.