Thu, Nov 21


Montana Natural History Center

Learning to Love Spiders

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Learning to Love Spiders

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Nov 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:10 PM

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St, Missoula, MT 59801, USA

About The Event

This Month's Topic: Learning to Love Spiders

When you come across a spider, the emotions you experience are often in the realm of fear or disgust. Despite their negative reputation, spiders are essential members of the ecosystem. With only a few species considered harmful to humans, their negative reputation is unjustified. During this talk, we will take a look at these fascinating species and will admire the unique biology and adaptations of the arachnid world. 

Our Speaker: Laurie Kerzicnik is an Arthropod Diagnostician for Montana State University in Bozeman. She focuses on arthropod identification and education across Montana. During a trip to Costa Rica several years ago, Laurie was fascinated by the world of spiders and has worked with them for over 20 years. She received her graduate degrees from Colorado State University. Her work zoo has many pets, including three tarantulas, a vinegaroon, walking sticks, cockroaches, a jumping spider, a scorpion, and a vampire crab.

Be sure to note the new location for this lecture, our temporary location at the Montana Natural History Center - 120 Hickory Street. 

Tickets: $8, $5 for members Date: 11/21 Doors: 6:30pm Lecture: 7:05pm Two complementary drinks are included with your admission. Must be 21 or over for alcohol.





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