Spiders, Birds and Bees
Canterbury Museum Friends Talk
Join Cor Vink, Curator Natural History, for a discussion of spiders, what they eat and how they reproduce.
The Australian redback spider, Latrodectus hasseltii has already invaded parts of New Zealand. Image: Bryce McQuillan. All Rights Reserved
Cor will share stories illustrating the diversity of New Zealand’s native spiders. He’ll present some insights from his recent research into redback spider mating – a process involving the chemical that gives parmesan cheese and vomit their distinctive smell.
Free entry, but places are limited so please register below if you are keen to attend.
The talk is hosted by the Friends of Canterbury Museum.