This is a great place to see many species of spiders that represent a variety of arachnid lifestyles. You’ll explore the biology of spiders in general and learn how to identify many common species as we discuss their life histories. … Read more
Spiders are everywhere, and this is the perfect time of year to see spiders of every shape, size, and color. You’ll learn how they hunt, how they make their webs, and how to identify many common species. On this hike … Read more
Come to the Coe Park Tarantula Fest and rub elbows (so to speak) with some of our fuzzy, friendly eight-legged guests of honor. The event has breathtaking views across the ridges and canyons of the backcountry. See live birds of … Read more
October is a great month to come to Black Diamond Mines to try and get a glimpse of our eight-legged friends! Join a Naturalist on a 2-mile, uneven terrain hike to learn about tarantula mating season. Click here to find … Read more
Q: I’ve heard of a very large and scary-looking spider that can be found in the Santa Cruz mountains. Should I fear it if I encounter it in the wild?