Spiders and other creepy-crawlies of south-western Western Australia
The Busselton Naturalists Club is returning to near normality, with our first meeting for several months to be held this coming Thursday September 10.
Dr Mark Harvey, Head of Terrestrial Zoology and Senior Curator of Arachnids & Myriapods at the WA Museum is returning to the Club after an absence of many years, to present on a topic that both fascinates and scares many people.
Mark will talk on “Spiders and other creepy-crawlies of south-western Western Australia”.
The south west is a world biodiversity hotspot and spiders form just one small part of the huge number of plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet.
A prolific publisher of research articles, Mark has spent 30 years studying, identifying and classifying the state’s spiders, scorpions, ticks and other arachnids.
He knows which spiders are biters and which provide important services to people. His talk will include comments on some of the lesser known arachnids found in the south west.
The meeting will be held in the Lesser Hall of the Busselton Senior Citizens Centre, 22 Peel Terrace, Busselton, starting at 7.30pm.
The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge, but a gold coin donation is requested to cover hall hire and other costs.
Families are most welcome to attend and the meeting should finish about 9.00pm.