Spiders are everywhere! – webs stretch across trails snagging insects and people, and giant house spiders show up in bathtubs to scare unsuspecting bathers. There must be more to spiders than a Halloween scare, right? Laurel Moulton, Program Coordinator for the Clallam County Master Gardeners, will bring spiders into the spotlight via Zoom on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from noon to 1:00 pm. She will help the audience learn to identify different types of spiders and their relatives that can be found around local homes and landscapes and teach about their natural history. Poisonous spiders will be shown, and the likelihood of running into them discussed. Laurel hopes that audience members will come away with a new respect (if not love) for these creatures, a better understanding of their role in the natural environment, and the impacts they have on our lives.
Laurel has been a Master Gardener since 2006 and received her master’s degree in Horticulture with a minor in entomology from Oregon State University in 2011. She has been fascinated by spiders her whole life and enjoys encouraging appreciation of spiders and other insects.
Watch Laurel Moulton’s talk by going to: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/93557549221?pwd=OG1iQ3dDUGZadGpScnRBZ0pnNVlJQT09
or join by phone: (253) 215-8782, Meeting ID: 935 5754 9221, Passcode: 267025
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The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series is sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners. Live streaming presentations are available from noon to 1:00 pm on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. In November, December, and January, one program is offered. These lectures provide home gardeners with education on research-based sustainable garden practices in Clallam County. For questions, call 360-565-2679.