SPIDER SATURDAY! – Spend up to four hours exploring our resident arachnids in all their glory

Did you know that Naturalist Nora “the Explorer” Sindelar LOVES spiders? Well here at Geauga Park District, it’s a well known fact. And this year, to celebrate Geauga County’s resident arachnids, she’s even debuting a program series called Spider Saturday that the whole family can enjoy!


Mark your calendar for October 15, where we will convene at The West Woods Nature Center for three different spider-themed programs between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.


From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ages 10 and older can join arachnologist and author Dr. Sarah J. Rose during Spectacular Spiders to learn about the wonderful world of spiders: which ones you may see in your yard, ways they capture prey, and their benefits to humans and the ecosystem. A limited supply of Spiders of North America field guides will also be available to purchase, and the presenter will be available for a book-signing after the program (which is also when Spider Saturday enthusiasts might squeeze in a quick picnic lunch).


From 1 to 2 p.m., Eight-Legged Fun will offer an hour of all-ages discovery featuring spider books with Geauga County Public Library, a spider craft, a spider-themed indoor scavenger hunt, and time observing live examples of some spiders found right here in our county.


Then from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Dr. Rose will return, alongside Naturalist Nora, to guide a Spider Search & Exploration Hike through forest and field in search of spiders, webs and more.


For anyone fascinated by these amazing creatures, or wanting to learn more, this is a day that you won’t want to miss – not to mention its proximity to Halloween!


Please note that registration is required attend Spectacular Spiders and the Spider Search & Exploration Hike at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org under Programs & Activities, or by phone at 440-286-9516 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, beginning September 20 for Geauga County residents and September 27 for all others. The West Woods Nature Center is wheelchair/stroller accessible and open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township. Feel free to call ahead with questions.


For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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