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Spiders: Identification, Diversity, Ecology & Biology

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$20 – $60

Participants will be introduced to the biology of spiders, with an emphasis on the ecological roles of spiders, their incredible diversity and techniques to identify specimens to species level. Excursions will provide the opportunity for hands-on exploration of spider diversity and behavior.

This program is presented by biologist Dr. Kefyn Catley of Western Carolina University. This program may include 1 to 3 miles of moderate activity. Limited to 12 participants.

Registration costs $60 standard or $20 for Bridge Club members. Bridge Club members must present a valid Bridge Club ID with their event ticket/receipt upon arrival, or they will be charged full price. To register, see below.

Adult Field Courses

Grandfather Mountain’s Adult Field Courses examine specific aspects of the park ecosystem through just the right combination of fun field excursions and classroom presentations. Our course leaders are experts in their fields and include professors, naturalists, scientists and acclaimed photographers, writers, historians and artists.

Most courses run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and lunch will be eaten in the field. Please bring your own lunch.


August 24, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$20 – $60
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