Dear friends,

Please join us on Sunday, October 3rd for a day of arachnidian events, beginning with a Spider Search and Discovery Walk at Henderson Community Park from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, followed by a presentation at the Adachi Pavilion, Dinner Bay Park at 7pm.

Our spider walk and presentation will introduce you to the Royal BC Museum’s spider research and some of our eight-legged neighbours. Participants are encouraged to bring spiders for identification and, if you are interested in learning about digital identification tools such as iNaturalist, bring your smart phones.

Meet the Experts

Robb Bennett, Royal BC Museum Research Associate: Robb Bennett has described many new species and is considered a leading expert in the family Cybaeidae in North America and Canadian spider fauna in general.
Darren Copley, Royal BC Museum Vertebrate Collections Manager and Mammal and Bird Preparator: Darren Copley has particular expertise in spider taxonomy and identifications. His skill in the field at collecting invertebrates is matched by his ability to document, by song or call, the various bird species encountered during fieldwork, which dovetails naturally with his career as a vertebrate collections manager at the Royal BC Museum.
Claudia Copley, Royal BC Museum Entomology Collections Manager and Researcher: Claudia Copley has been interested in “the little things that run the world” since childhood and is interested in furthering this knowledge, whether it is through her own work or facilitating the research of others.
Reserve Your Spot Today

Spider Search and Discovery Walk

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spider Talk at Dinner Bay

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tickets are $10 each, free to those 18 years and under.

See you there!

Please note:

Proof of COVID vaccination will be required of everyone attending events who is over 12 years old, as per Public Health Orders. Tickets are limited in accordance with health protocols.