Helen is an arachnologist with a long association with the Arachnology section in the Australian Museum in Sydney. She is also a casual Interpretive Officer at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, where the APS holds Monday Walks and Talks.
In the leafy North Shore environment we frequently encounter spiders in our gardens, the bush, and sometimes in our houses. Most spiders feed on insects and are useful pest controllers; but uncertainty about which ones can harm us can sometimes lead to misguided reactions.
In this talk, Helen will you introduce you to some of the more common spiders you are likely to see in the area, and show you how to identify “the usual suspects”.