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Signs of the Season: Pumpkin spiders on the move

October 31, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

It’s Halloween, and you’ve probably noticed spiders everywhere. And not just the ones in costume. Perhaps the most seasonal of Bay Area spiders is the “pumpkin spider,” which gets it name from its bulbous, rust-colored thorax.


Biggest Local Land Invertebrate? The Tarantula

July 01, 2012 by Michael Ellis

Q: What's the largest underground-dwelling invertebrate in the Bay Area? How does it live?

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Native California Tarantulas

December 30, 2010 by Rick Bacigalupi

Naturalist Katie Colbert introduces us to the amazing tarantulas that wander the interior hills of the Bay Area. These large ...


Tarantula Trekking

July 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Come fall, the male tarantulas get restless and go looking for a mate. Look carefully, and you just might see some of the action.

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