spiders

Get to know your eight-legged lodgers this autumn

They are useful pest controllers and like to share our homes, but many of us cannot identify different species of these eight-legged lodgers.

Spiders start to appear in our houses more frequently at this time of year, as some species – including the aptly-named House Spider (Tegenaria) – leave their webs in search of a mate.

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Eight ways to explore nature this Halloween

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The nights are drawing in and Halloween is approaching, but enjoying this spooky celebration doesn't have to be just about eating sweets and scaring your friends.

Why not use this time of year to learn more about the creepier, crawlier creatures in your home, garden or local park? You could host a nature-themed Halloween party for your friends and family.

You might even discover that bats, bugs and slugs aren't as scary as you think.

 

Join us at our launch events this weekend (6/7 Dec)

Children at a spider workshopThis weekend, we are celebrating the launch of OPAL with a range of fun activities in York, Mansfield, Plymouth and London, where you can discover more about the natural world around you.

Saturday 6 December 2008
Wild about woods - Plymouth
Winter wildlife fun day - Mansfield

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