A Night with the Spiders, featuring Drs. Marc Milne and Sérgio Henriques
Thursday, June 15, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Tickets will be available after May 1st.
Join us for the Golden Hour Summer Series at Oliver’s Woods. In June, we’re featuring all things arachnid.
Dr. Marc Milne, University of Indianapolis, and Dr. Sérgio Henriques, Indianapolis Zoo, will share their arachnid expertise. We’ll explore Oliver’s Woods in search of some eight-legged friends. Learn about spider behavior, taxonomy, webs, and more from these Indianapolis-based spider experts.
Please RSVP (available after May 1) so we know to expect you.
What to Expect and Bring:
- If you have a headlamp, please bring it. We will have a few available to share with the group.
- Dress for the weather and be sure to wear pants thick enough to stand up to thorns, brush, poison ivy, ticks, and mosquitos (unfortunately leggings aren’t very protective).
- Wear closed-toed shoes that can stand up to mud.
Directions: Oliver’s Woods is located at 8825 River Road Indianapolis, Indiana. Please park in the parking lot adjacent to I-465 and follow the trail to the discussion circle. Please plan to arrive on time.
More Information: University of Indianapolis biology professor Dr. Marc Milne heads up the UIndy Spider Lab, which seeks to increase knowledge of spiders throughout Eastern North America through traditional taxonomic and phylogenetic means. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve the conservation of spiders and their habitats throughout these geographic areas. Find him on Twitter at @forthespiders.
Dr. Sérgio Henriques is Invertebrate Conservation Coordinator for the Global Center for Species Survival, a partnership between the Indianapolis Zoo and the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission. As the chair of the organization’s Spider and Scorpion Specialist Group, Dr. Henriques uses his more than 20 years of experience mobilizing resources to promote invertebrate conservation.